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24-year-old facing charges after Tigerland shooting

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago May 02, 2014 May 2, 2014 Friday, May 02 2014 May 02, 2014 10:41 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE- Deputies shot a man in the head when gunfire was exchanged between him and authorities in Tigerland Friday afternoon the sheriff's office said.

Sheriff Sid Gautreaux told WBRZ News 2, Lionel Gilmore, 24, was arrested on three counts of attempted murder on a deputy as well as drug charges. He said Gilmore fired at deputies who had blocked his car and his agents returned fire.

The shooting happened in the 4600 block of Y A Tittle Avenue around 1 p.m. as the agency was attempting to serve a narcotics warrant. Deputies said they found suspected heroin inside Gilmore's apartment.

No deputies were injured and Gilmore was taken to an area hospital.
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