Gunman who killed deputy was hiding a gun
BATON ROUGE – The man who shot and killed an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy this month was hiding a weapon on himself, and it was a struggle over that weapon that led to the deputy's murder.
The information was released as part of the initial complaint investigated by State Police. The report was made available Wednesday morning.
The deputy, Shawn Anderson, died after being shot. Anderson, a sergeant at the time, was buried last week. Anderson was promoted to the rank of lieutenant at his funeral.
The gunman, Brandon Wiley, died at a hospital later. Wiley was shot in the altercation with Anderson.
At the time of the shooting, deputies were investigating a rape case where a 15-year-old girl reported Wiley tied her hands with a belt and raped her.
The girl said that she had met Wiley a month before the rape and that he had given her tattoos without parental permission.
Court documents indicate that Wiley had an extensive criminal history.
About Anderson's death, State Police said the situation is still under investigation.
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