73°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Mon
84°
71°
80%
Tue
84°
71°
60%
Wed
84°
71°
80%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Suspect's suicide ends manhunt

5 years ago April 09, 2010 Apr 9, 2010 Friday, April 09 2010 Friday, April 09, 2010 9:14:51 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

DeWayne Steward killed himself Friday ending a five-hour standoff.  He was on the run since shooting a deputy in Baton Rouge Tuesday night.

The manhunt ended as deputies forced their way into a trailer in Darrow.  The second tip of the day led authorities there.

Starting at 10:30 Friday morning, deputies and U.S. Marshals tried to bring Steward out alive.

Not quite the fanfare of Thursday's false alarm, but Ascension Parish deputies had what it took to move in on the man who shot a fellow law enforcement officer.

In the end, Steward shot himself after deputies fired tear gas into the trailer to make him come out.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
PM T-Storms
85°
73°
Mon
T-Storms
84°
71°
Tue
Scattered T-Storms
84°
71°
Wed
T-Storms
84°
71°
Thu
Scattered T-Storms
84°
72°