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  • Prairieville man arrested for impersonating a police officer

    January 23, 2017 5:50 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Police have arrested a man for impersonating a law enforcement officer after he pulled over another vehicle Saturday night. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Van Broussard Road in reference to a suspicious person complaint Sunday night. They learned that 28-year-old Christopher Rodriguez of Prairieville was... more »
  • Armed robbery ends in gunfire outside Tracy Avenue home

    January 20, 2017 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person was hurt after robbery ended in gunfire on Tracey Avenue Friday night. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Friday night in front of a home on Tracey Avenue. Victims say a dark... more »
  • Two hurt in shooting on Sycamore Street Friday night

    January 20, 2017 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two people were hurt in a shooting near Plank Road Friday night. The shooting happened on Sycamore Street just before 7:30 p.m. Friday. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely, one victim was shot in the leg and the other victim was shot... more »
  • Student arrested after claiming to bring a gun to school

    January 19, 2017 6:31 PM

    PATTERSON - A high school student was arrested Thursday after he claimed to bring a firearm to school. A school resource officer received a tip early Thursday afternoon that a student had a gun at Patterson High School. Units responded and identified Jacob Bankston, 17, as the subject... more »
  • 15-year-old girl shot and killed in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 18, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Details have come to light in the early hours of Thursday morning regarding the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Au'Miracle McElwee. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting occurred on Wednesday around 10 p.m. in the 5100 block of Oaklon Avenue. Investigators say that McElwee was... more »
  • Murder suspect wanted in Livingston Parish arrested in Florida

    January 18, 2017 9:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Murder suspect Thomas Fefee was arrested at an apartment complex in Florida on Monday. Sheriff Jason Ard said that information obtained through a Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers tip led detectives to the apartment complex. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Tampa assisted in Fefee's arrest.... more »
  • Woman zaps victim in the groin, rips flesh from officer's arm

    January 17, 2017 3:23 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police arrested a woman early Saturday morning after she attacked a victim with a stun gun and resisted arrest at a motel on North Canal Boulevard. Police arrived at the motel parking lot around 2 a.m. and found Nadira Tardieff, 37, yelling at someone in a vehicle.... more »
  • Burglars break into cop's rented car, get keys to truck, police car

    January 13, 2017 3:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say burglars broke into an officer's rented car and found keys to an unmarked police car and a truck, and stole them both. A police spokesman says the unmarked car held the officer's gun and ammunition. Officer Aaron Looney says both vehicles were missing Friday, a... more »
  • EBRSO searching for suspect in attempted second degree murder

    January 11, 2017 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect wanted for attempted second degree murder. An arrest warrant was drafted for Irvon McKay, 24, Monday. McKay is also facing charges of illegal use of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted... more »
  • Deputies shot teen who pointed gun at authorities

    January 11, 2017 10:56 AM

    SULPHUR - A Louisiana sheriff says his deputies shot a 19-year-old man who was arguing with his mother and pointing his gun at them. News outlets report that Austin L. Rackley, of Sulphur, was shot in the neck Monday night and later hospitalized in stable condition. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony... more »
  • Baker man arrested for robbing teenagers at gunpoint

    January 10, 2017 6:44 PM

    BAKER - A man was arrested Monday evening for a suspected armed robbery of a group of teenagers. A witness reported seeing a tall thin black male robbing three teenage boys with what appeared to be a handgun. Upon arrival, police found the victims who said they were robbed... more »
  • Stolen gun recovered after high speed chase through Tigerland area

    January 8, 2017 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man was arrested and a stolen gun recovered after a high-speed pursuit ended in the Tigerland area Sunday morning. LSU Police say 27-year-old Tarzareo Jones was charged with aggravated flight from officers, possession of a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a firearm,... more »
  • Students to learn gun safety after teen's hunting death

    January 8, 2017 1:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A school district in northern Mississippi will teach students about gun safety after a 13-year-old boy was killed while hunting. The Commercial Dispatch reports that an assembly will be planned before the end of the academic year on each campus in the Lowndes County School District. Lynn... more »
  • BRPD searching for suspect in Ritterman Ave. shooting

    January 5, 2017 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for a man they say could have played a part in a December shooting on Ritterman Avenue. BRPD officials say 34-year-old Richard Johnson is wanted in connection to the death of Juan Montgomery . Police say 2 black male suspects... more »
  • Two people injured in shooting near North Boulevard

    December 22, 2016 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD is investigating a shooting that left two people injured near North Blvd. According to BRPD, it happened around 9:30 p.m. near North Blvd. and 14th Street. Officials say the two victims suffered from non-life threatening injuries. Police say they do not have any... more »
  • 28-year-old dead following shooting on Victoria Drive Wednesday night

    December 21, 2016 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating a shooting on Victoria Drive that left one man dead Wednesday night. BRPD confirmed on Thursday that 28-year-old Keifer Johnson was found on the roadway in a trailer park located in the 3500 block of Victoria Drive around 9 p.m. Johnson... more »
  • Colorado district allows teachers to carry guns

    December 14, 2016 11:24 PM

    DENVER - A rural Colorado school district has decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students. The Hanover School District 28 board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to allow school employees to volunteer to be armed on the job after undergoing training.... more »
  • 14-year-old charged after gun found at McKinley High School

    November 30, 2016 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a teenager was arrested after a gun was found in a pencil pouch at McKinley High school Wednesday morning. The unnamed 14-year-old was charged with illegal carrying of a weapon on school property and violation of a weapon free zone. The teenager was transported... more »
  • Thibodaux High student arrested for bringing gun to school

    November 17, 2016 12:01 PM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish deputies say a 17-year-old student at Thibodaux High School has been arrested for bringing a hand gun to school. Sheriff Craig Webre said in a news release Brennan Garman of Thibodaux was arrested Wednesday. Webre said a school administrator learned a student possibly had a firearm... more »
  • 13-year-old shot with BB gun

    November 16, 2016 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 13-year-old was shot in the head Wednesday night in Baton Rouge, sources tell WBRZ News 2. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to WBRZ News 2 online and on Facebook and Twitter for updates as new information becomes available. more »
  • Proposed gun range concerns Livingston residents Play Video

    November 11, 2016 8:52 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council was in for a long debate last night following the news of a proposed 200-acre gun range on a property in Springfield. Jay Foster, the landowner and developer, brought the gun range plans to the parish's attention a few weeks ago, but last night... more »
  • Police searching for gunman in Seattle shooting; 5 injured

    November 9, 2016 11:15 PM

    SEATTLE - Authorities say a man escaped on foot after firing into a crowd and wounding five people outside a convenience store in downtown Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner says four men and one woman were hurt Wednesday evening after an argument of some kind near Pine Street... more »
  • Man shot in leg during potential attempted robbery

    November 9, 2016 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting following a possible attempted robbery. It happened around 7:00 p.m. near the 5800 block of Victory Drive, according to police. They say a 55-year-old victim was shot in the leg, possibly following an attempted... more »
  • Louisiana deputy kills man who points gun at him

    November 3, 2016 10:26 AM

    HOUMA - Louisiana authorities say sheriff's deputy killed a man who shot himself in the chest and then pointed a gun at the officer. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office identified the man as 59-year-old Wilton Henry, of Houma. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said in a news release the deputy responded to... more »
  • Shotgun wielding elderly woman tries to kill attorney

    October 30, 2016 8:32 PM

    COVINGTON – A 75-year-old woman was arrested Thursday after St. Tammany Parish deputies said she brought a shotgun to her attorney’s office to kill him. According to St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Daniel Seuzeneau, 75-year-old Patricia Currie entered the law office on Highway 21 in Covington Thursday afternoon.... more »
  • Illegally parked car leads to stolen gun, open container arrest

    October 30, 2016 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say a car illegally parked in a BREC park led to one man being arrested and officers recovering a stolen firearm. According to arrest records, a patrolling officer spotted a car illegally parked in a BREC park after dark Saturday night, violating a... more »
  • BRPD investigating shooting on Louise Street

    October 27, 2016 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person is injured after a shooting on Louise Street. It happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday. BRPD sources say they shooting occurred on the 200-block of Louise Street near Highland Road. Police say one man was shot and is being transported to a local hospital.... more »
  • Gun battle at LA restaurant leaves 3 dead, 12 wounded

    October 15, 2016 1:48 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Police say an early morning argument at a Los Angeles restaurant apparently triggered a gun battle that left 3 people dead and 12 wounded. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez says that two possible suspects are being questioned. Lopez says a preliminary investigation finds a party... more »
  • 3 juveniles in Albuquerque caught with clown masks, handgun

    October 9, 2016 3:39 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque police say three people dressed as clowns are in custody after being found with a possible firearm. Police spokesman Simon Drobik says officers were dispatched Sunday to a call about a "clown sighting" near a kids' clothing store. Authorities located three juveniles donning clown masks. Drobik... more »
  • Man cited after gun fires on CATS bus Tuesday

    September 13, 2016 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wheelchair-bound man was issued a court summons after his gun accidentally fired inside a CATS bus Tuesday. Police identified the man as Belin Milton, 63. Investigators said Milton was exiting a CATS bus near the intersection of Picardy and Flanders when the gun he was... more »
  • Mother of Sterling's son disputes he had a gun

    July 8, 2016 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of Alton Sterling's son says she didn't know Sterling to carry a gun and doesn't believe he had one with him the night he was shot to death. Quinyetta McMillon told The Associated Press on Friday: "I do not believe in my heart that... more »
  • New Orleans police find gun in Will Smith's car

    April 12, 2016 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An official police statement was released Tuesday afternoon around 5 p.m. saying that a loaded gun was found in Will Smith’s car, according to reports by WWL . A second loaded gun was found in the car driven Cardell Hayes, responsible for the shooting death of Smith after... more »
  • Lawmakers seek to stop gun purchases by domestic abusers Play Video

    April 4, 2016 8:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill aimed at ending gun sales to people convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse was moved forward by the Louisiana legsilature Monday. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Helena Moreno (D-New Orleans) said she hopes to close a loophole in a 2014 law. City courts oversee misdemeanor cases... more »
  • College goes on lockdown after light saber mistaken for gun

    March 16, 2016 4:43 PM

    EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - A New York college that went on lockdown over a report of a gun on campus says the weapon turned out to be a light saber. Students and staff members at Farmingdale State College on Long Island were told to shelter in place Wednesday while police... more »
  • Former Ascension deputy accused of pulling gun in daiquiri store fight

    March 7, 2016 2:07 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish say they arrested a man accused of brandishing a pistol during a fight at a daiquiri shop on Highway 73 late last month. 37-year-old Mike Renaud, of Geismar, was arrested Friday and booked on charges of possession of a firearm on premises of... more »
  • Scotlandville High senior accused of having gun at school

    February 29, 2016 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say a Scotlandville High School senior was arrested Monday after a gun was found in his backpack. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, 17-year-old Major Payton was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Monday for illegal carrying of a weapon on... more »
  • Violent felon gets 7.5 years in prison for firearm possession

    February 5, 2016 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Justice announced a man has been sentenced to more than 7 years behind bars as a result of possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon. 58-year-old Nairie Chaney, of Baton Rouge, was arrested during a traffic stop on June 30, 2014. Baton... more »
  • Obama considers executive action on gun control

    January 1, 2016 11:08 AM

    HONOLULU - President Barack Obama says he can't "sit around and do nothing." So one of his early actions in the new year will be to meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss how to make it harder for "a dangerous few" to get their hands on guns.... more »
  • Deputies: Drunk woman accidentally fired gun into neighboring apartment Play Video

    December 28, 2015 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Gonzales woman Sunday night after they say she accidentally fired a gun into an adjacent apartment. Lauren Lee, 20 of Gonzales, noted she was intoxicated early Sunday morning and pulled the trigger of a gun she thought wasn't... more »
  • Police say Ark. State suspect initially wanted to kill people

    December 11, 2015 5:52 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Police in Arkansas have released an audio tape in which a man tells an emergency dispatcher that he is on the Arkansas State University campus with gasoline, propane and a shotgun with only one shell. Jonesboro police say Brad Bartelt drove his truck onto a campus... more »
  • Gun sales remain constant after mass shooting Play Video

    December 3, 2015 7:37 PM

    PORT ALLEN - One gun store owner said gun sales won't spike unless the federal government tries to enact stricter controls. Scott Roe owns Spillway Sportsman in Port Allen. He and other gun dealers in the capital region say there's been no increase in area gun sales since Wednesday's mass... more »
  • Congressional staffer arrested after loaded gun found in bag

    December 2, 2015 5:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol Police say they have arrested a congressional staff member who tried to enter a Senate office building with a loaded handgun. A Capitol Police spokeswoman says Christopher Carpenter of Stafford, Virginia was arrested on Tuesday when routine x-ray screening revealed a loaded 9mm handgun in... more »
  • Police: Boy arrested after shooting students with pellet gun

    December 2, 2015 11:02 AM

    KENNER - Kenner police arrested a 14-year-old boy after they say he shot two students with an Airsoft pellet gun. Lt. Brian McGregor said in a news release the teen shot two 12-year-old students Monday at Roosevelt Middle School in Kenner. McGregor says one girl was hit in the leg... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 in critical condition after fight in Shreveport

    November 29, 2015 7:17 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say one man is dead and another in critical condition after one of them pulled a gun during a 3 a.m. fight over a woman in her apartment. Cpl. Breck Scott says each was shot in the upper body while they struggled to control the gun... more »
  • Nine-year-old recovering after being shot by pellet gun Play Video

    November 20, 2015 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 9-year-old boy is learning how to live his life all over again. In September, Anthony Gray was accidentally shot in the head with a pellet gun by his younger cousin. Family members said the pellet pentrated through his skull into his brain causing the right side... more »
  • Police say armed teen forced mom to drive him to school Play Video

    November 13, 2015 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a teen whose mother told officers he got a gun and forced her to drive him to a Baton Rouge high school Friday afternoon. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said 18-year-old Jarreau Simmons was taken into custody at Scotlandville High, and officers later found... more »
  • Woman with gun in purse arrested while entering courthouse

    November 10, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office says a woman trying to enter a courthouse was arrested after a deputy spotted a handgun in her purse. Local news organizations report 29-year-old Nadia Williams was arrested Monday on a charge of illegal carrying of a weapon. Deputies... more »
  • 12-year-old accused of shooting, killing man

    October 24, 2015 5:25 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Police arrested a 12-year-old after they say the juvenile shot and killed someone with an air pellet gun. The shooting happened Friday night in Alexandria.The victim, 29-year-old Courtney Honore, 29, was shot once and died at the hospital. Details surrounding the shooting, as well as the accused shooter's... more »
  • Loaded gun found in 4-year-old's bookbag

    October 23, 2015 2:30 PM

    AMITE - Police said a 4-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to school in Amite Friday, and both his parents were arrested as a result. Amite City Police Chief Jerry Trabona said nobody was hurt or threatened by the gun, which was taken by a teacher. According to... more »
  • US appeals court upholds gun laws after Newtown massacre

    October 19, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEW YORK - A federal appeals court has upheld key provisions of New York and Connecticut laws banning possession of semi-automatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday, finding that the core parts of the laws do not violate the Second Amendment. The... more »
  • Man accused of raping woman at gunpoint Play Video

    October 6, 2015 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a registered sex offender of raping a woman at gunpoint recently in Baton Rouge. Officers charged 23-year-old Lilforest King with aggravated rape, armed robbery, kidnapping and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Investigators said on Sept. 29 King went up to... more »
  • Homeowner shot at by intruders Play Video

    September 25, 2015 7:36 PM

    ST. HELENA- A rash of burglaries are hitting an area north of Greensburg. On Thursday, one resident was shot at after discovering three intruders in her driveway. The resident did not want to be identified, but said she had her two-year-old son in the backseat of her vehicle when... more »
  • 6-year-old shot in the neck with his father's gun

    September 10, 2015 9:25 PM

    PITTSBURGH, Penn. - A 6-year-old boy was shot in the neck in his home in western Pennsylvania. His older brother pulled the trigger. The 9-year-old was playing with his father's hand-gun, teasing the family dog with the laser sight. Their father was asleep. The victim's father and step-mother, Christopher and... more »
  • Man dressed as Power Ranger charged with pointing fake gun

    September 10, 2015 6:33 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Authorities say a Florida man dressed as the Red Power Ranger was arrested near a Tampa public pool following reports that he pointed a gun at someone and made a threatening statement. Police say officers responded to a 911 call at the Bobby Hicks Pool Thursday... more »
  • Bystander dies after being shot by undercover NYPD officer

    August 29, 2015 1:05 PM

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - New York City police say a bystander has died after he was accidentally shot by a plainclothes officer who also shot an armed suspect three times after an undercover gun buy went bad. Police say 61-year-old Felix Kumi of Mount Vernon died early Saturday. Authorities say... more »
  • Father of shooting victim talks gun control

    August 28, 2015 4:48 PM

    ROANOKE, Va. - The father of slain TV reporter Alison Parker says he will make it his mission to try to change gun laws. Andy Parker said outside of WDBJ-TV on Friday that he supports stronger gun laws and says people at gun shows should have to a background... more »
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    August 21, 2015 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says one U.S. military service member was injured Friday, apparently while trying to subdue a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Pentagon says the service member does not have life-threatening injuries. Officials say three people were injured overall... more »
  • Gun at school in Ascension, third incident in third parish

    August 20, 2015 8:54 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies said a student was put into juvenile detention Thursday, a day after taking a gun to their high school. A sheriff's office spokesperson said an anonymous tip was made to a crime hotline, reporting a student brought a gun to Dutchtown High School... more »
  • McKinley student accused of carrying gun in backpack

    August 18, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A McKinley High School junior accused of bringing a gun to school was arrested Tuesday after a gun was found in a backpack. Members of the School Drug Task Force booked Owen Salgado Galo, 17, into the Parish Prison for illegal carrying of a weapon on... more »
  • Football player accused of bringing gun to high school Play Video

    August 17, 2015 5:55 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A football player at Plaquemine High School spent the weekend locked up in juvenile detention after investigators said he brought a loaded gun to Plaquemine High School Friday. Authorities said the gun, a .22-caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol, was found in an athletic locker. All of... more »
  • Man disrupts Mosque prayer ritual, brings gun inside Play Video

    August 14, 2015 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in custody Friday after entering a Mosque in Baton Rouge waving a gun, sending people in to a panic. He didn't fire the gun, but many members thought he was going to shoot when he entered the Islamic Center, on East Airport Avenue.... more »
  • Police investigating disturbance at Islamic Center

    August 14, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said Friday they're investigating an incident at the Islamic Center in Baton Rouge involving a man with a gun. Baton Rouge Police said around 9:20 p.m. Thursday they were called to the center near Louisiana State Police headquarters for reports of an armed man causing... more »
  • Cops: Loaded gun found in hollowed-out box resembling Bible

    August 13, 2015 12:43 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City police say they found a loaded gun inside a hollowed-out lockbox that resembles the Bible during a traffic stop. The container looked like a leather-bound King James Bible. But instead of the word of God, it contained a loaded Glock 17, 10 bullets... more »
  • Gun store offers free class to women with restraining orders Play Video

    August 11, 2015 7:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One gun store is offering free training to women who have restraining orders against abusive men. The owners of Precision Firearms and Indoor Range said they reached the decision because they're upset with the recent killing of Geismar resident Monica Johnson. Authorities said Johnson was... more »
  • Another plea deal in courthouse evidence theft scheme

    August 10, 2015 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The son of former State District Judge Kay Bates pleaded guilty Monday to malfeasance, possession of cocaine and obstruction related to a case against him where he was indicted for theft of cocaine and weapons from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse in 2012.... more »
  • Man arrested, punched for trying to take officer's Taser

    August 6, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man was booked for resisting arrest after police said he tried to grab an officer's Taser during a struggle Wednesday night. Baton Rouge Police said officers were sent to Jackson Avenue over a fight between 48-year-old Lonald Ray Blakes and his wife. The... more »
  • No. 2 Senate Republican proposing gun background check bill

    August 5, 2015 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's No. 2 Republican is introducing legislation that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers. And he's doing it with the National Rifle Association's support. The bill by Texas Sen.... more »
  • Police investigate report of shooting near National Mall

    August 4, 2015 5:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police say a gun has been recovered following a report of a shooting inside a car on the National Mall. U.S. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lelani Woods says the gun was found on Rock Creek Parkway near the Kennedy Center following Tuesday afternoon's shooting. The vehicle was... more »

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