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  • Police: Cabela's employee accidentally shoots himself with gun

    April 28, 2016 8:37 PM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police say they were dispatched to Cabela's Thursday afternoon after an employee shot himself in the hand while showing a handgun to a customer. Investigators say the .22 caliber fired, sending a bullet through his palm and into the floor. He was treated at the hospital... more »
  • Two dead after officer-involved shooting in Calcasieu Parish

    April 28, 2016 1:03 PM

    CARLYSS - Two people are dead after an officer-involved shooting in Calcasieu Parish. It happened on Highway 27 when State Police say deputies were responding to a call of a reported burglary. Deputies said they saw subjects walking in a field near the home that was reportedly the target... more »
  • Cardell Hayes indicted for shooting of ex-Saints Player

    April 28, 2016 10:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted Cardell Hayes with the second-degree murder in the shooting death of retired Saints NFL player Will Smith on Thursday afternoon. Hayes was also indicted for attempted second-degree murder of Smith’s wife, Racquel Smith. Bond was set at $1.75 million, according to... more »
  • Two wanted in overnight deadly, quadruple shooting; victim identified Play Video

    April 28, 2016 12:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - At least two suspects opened fire inside a house on Kerrit Drive overnight, killing Leco Reshon Cole, 38, sheriff's deputies released before lunch. Reshon is from Baton Rouge, his address was listed as North 30th Street. Reshon was one of four people shot but was the... more »
  • Police investigate shooting at Univeristy of Arizona Wednesday

    April 28, 2016 12:12 AM

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Police are looking for a person of interest after finding shell casings and blood while responding to a report of shots fired at the University of Arizona on Wednesday night. University of Arizona Police Department officers found the casings near the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch building.... more »
  • Lawsuit filed over April 2015 shooting of teen by deputies

    April 27, 2016 5:17 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - An attorney for a teen injured after being shot by sheriff's deputies last year claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies are inadequately trained. The suit filed on behalf of Matthew Peyronnin named Sheriff Jason Ard and three sheriff's deputies in the lawsuit.... more »
  • Business owner, former NFL WR shot in leg during robbery

    April 25, 2016 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers and Baton Rouge business owner was shot early Monday morning during a robbery at a townhouse in the city. 37-year-old Nathan Black was shot in the leg, according to his Facebook page. Black owns a personal training facility... more »
  • Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

    April 25, 2016 9:38 AM

    CLEVELAND - The city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday says... more »
  • EBRSO investigating shooting at Briar Hollow

    April 25, 2016 8:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are investigating an early morning shooting at the Briar Hollow townhomes off of Siegen Lane. BREAKING: EBRSO responding to a shooting at Briar Hollow town homes off of Siegen. Details coming on @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/G7FdHqLQ4u — MichaelVinsanau WBRZ (@MVinsanau) April 25,... more »
  • Prom shooting in Wisconsin leaves 3 people injured

    April 24, 2016 3:02 PM

    ANTIGO, Wis. - Authorities have identified a man who they say shot and wounded two students outside of their northern Wisconsin prom as 18-year-old Jakob E. Wagner. Police say Wagner opened fire late Saturday and shot the male and female students with a rifle as they left the high school... more »
  • Victim's mother speaks out; she says her son was far from perfect.

    April 23, 2016 12:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a deadly shooting that killed one man Friday night in Baton Rouge. Police said 21-year-old Anthony Campbell was found deceased in the driveway of 2629 Laurel Street from apparent gunshot injuries. The shooting happened near the intersection on Laurel St.... more »
  • 911 call reveals moments before police kill Baker man Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:32 AM

    MIAMI, FL - The Investigative Unit obtained 911 tapes detailing what happened moments before a Baker man was killed by police in Miami. "C'mon just leave me alone, you've done enough f***ing damage," a woman's voice says. " The voice belongs to the Francis Scot Dufore's ex. She... more »
  • Mom of Baker man killed by Florida cop says he 'snapped' Play Video

    April 21, 2016 12:27 PM

    MIAMI - Police say a Florida officer fatally shot a shotgun-wielding man from Baker, who had kidnapped a woman and forced her into the back seat of a vehicle. Francis Scot Dufore, 41, left Louisiana for Florida earlier this week. His mom says the trip was for a court... more »
  • Deputies seeking info on eagle shot in Pointe Coupee

    April 20, 2016 5:52 PM

    POINTE COUPEE- Wildlife and Fisheries is asking for the public’s assistance in finding information about the shooting death of a young bald eagle. The eagle was shot within the last two days in the vicinity of the 8000 block of Island Road in Ventress. Anyone with information about this, please... more »
  • Ballistics results return in The Cottages shooting

    April 20, 2016 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police have received preliminary results on ballistics tests on bullets taken from victims in a triple shooting where two Southern University students died almost two weeks ago. LaShuntae Benton and Annette January were shot and killed in crossfire between two suspected shooters at the Cottages apartment... more »
  • Second man arrested after Monday night Hanks Drive shooting

    April 19, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A second man was arrested after a Monday night shooting on Hanks Drive. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office initially arrested 23-year-old Jeron Durroh for attempted second-degree murder after a Monday night shooting on Hanks Drive and have now arrested 30-year-old Brock Williams in connection with the... more »
  • New video shows crash that led up to Will Smith's shooting

    April 19, 2016 9:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - WWL-TV in New Orleans has obtained new security camera footage that appears to show Cardell Hayes crashing his Hummer H2 into the back of Will Smith’s Mercedes Benz SUV. The video was taken from surveillance cameras at a Hi-Volt Coffee Shop, located a block away from... more »
  • EBRSO looking for man connected to South Harrells Ferry Road shooting

    April 18, 2016 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Sheriff Detectives are looking for 26-year-old James Joseph Ely in connection with a shooting. The shooting occurred on Sunday on South Harrell’s Ferry Road. Anyone with information concerning this incident or the whereabouts of Ely is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office... more »
  • Attempted murder charges in April 8 N. Ardenwood shooting

    April 18, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting that happened at a North Ardenwood apartment complex earlier this month. According to BRPD, 20-year-old Jaquan Johnson was booked on charges of attempted second degree murder, illegal use of... more »
  • One injured in shooting on South Harrells Ferry Road

    April 17, 2016 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – EMS confirmed one person was injured in a shooting at St. Jean Apartments on South Herrells Ferry Road. The shooting happened around 3 p.m. Sunday. Deputies are currently at the scene investigating. First responders say the injuries are not life-threatening. A WBRZ News 2 crew... more »
  • State police nix request to take over Will Smith death probe

    April 17, 2016 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of Louisiana State Police has rejected a request to take over investigating the death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith. The request was from John Fuller, attorney for 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, who's accused of gunning Smith down. State police Col. Mike Edmonson wrote... more »
  • New Orleans police: 2 killed, 1 injured in shooting

    April 16, 2016 3:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a third wounded on Friday night. The shooting took place at about 9:30 p.m. in eastern New Orleans. Police say both men died after being shot multiple times. Police had no details about the... more »
  • Slain former Saints defensive end to be laid to rest

    April 16, 2016 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Funeral services are to be held for former defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed a week ago. A private funeral and burial are to be held Saturday. Smith died a week ago after police say he was shot by 28-year-old Cardell Hayes during a... more »
  • Lawyer: Police dept. should recuse itself in probe

    April 15, 2016 6:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The lawyer for a man accused of fatally shooting former New Orleans Saints football star Will Smith is demanding the New Orleans Police Department recuse itself from the investigation. In a letter delivered Friday to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police Superintendent Michael Harrison, lawyer John Fuller... more »
  • Triple shooting suspect surrenders with infant in arms

    April 15, 2016 6:12 PM

    KENNER ( WWL-TV ) - A WWL-TV viewer captured this photo of members of Kenner Police and the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force apprehending a suspect in Kenner shortly after noon Friday. Kenner Police Lieutenant Brian McGregor said the image shows several law enforcement members surrounding Eddieshawn "12... more »
  • In Saints' black, gold, fans pay homage to Smith

    April 15, 2016 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans of slain defensive end Will Smith are paying homage to the former New Orleans Saints football star. Hundreds of fans in their black and gold jerseys gathered Friday to a visitation held at the Saints' practice facility at a suburb of New Orleans. Smith... more »
  • Witnesses urged to come forward at ceremony for victims' families

    April 15, 2016 12:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Grieving families gathered in Baton Rouge Thursday night at a special ceremony hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Nearly everyone in attendance at the Evening of Remembrance lost loved ones to violence in 2015. More than 70 people were honored Thursday, including Brittney Mills,... more »
  • Man wounded in deadly shootout released from hospital

    April 14, 2016 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 24-year-old man who was wounded in a shootout that killed two 19-year-old Southern University students has been released from a Baton Rouge hospital. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola said he was notified Thursday that the man had been released from Our Lady of the Lake... more »
  • Suspect in Smith shooting described as 'mild-mannered' guy

    April 14, 2016 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A minister and a former coach describe the man accused of gunning down former Saints player Will Smith as a soft-spoken man who always calls older women "ma'am" and was a team leader in high school. Minister Sha'Teek Nobles and Lee Green, who coached Cardell Hayes from... more »
  • Will Smith's father says he forgives shooter Play Video

    April 13, 2016 4:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The father of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith says he forgives the man accused of shooting his son to death. Will Smith Sr. also told WTVD in Durham, North Carolina, he isn't interested in a trial for 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, who is charged with... more »
  • The Cottages apartment shooter bonded out of jail Play Video

    April 13, 2016 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Ernest Felton, the 22-year-old charged in a shooting where two Southern University students died Sunday, has bounded out of jail overnight, WBRZ has learned. Felton’s bond was set by a judge at $90,000. A bail bondsman posted the bond which required 12 percent of the total amount. Felton... more »
  • Attorney: Will Smith did not brandish gun

    April 13, 2016 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for the family of Will Smith says the former New Orleans Saints star did not brandish a gun or have it on him before he was shot to death. Peter Thompson, an attorney for the Smith family, gave an account of the shooting Wednesday based... more »
  • March against violence to be held at Southern

    April 13, 2016 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University students and community members will march against violence on campus Wednesday. The march will begin at 11 a.m. and start from the campus circle to the Student Union. This march comes after Southern students, Annette January and Lashuntae Benton, were shot and killed... more »
  • Emotional crowd celebrates lives of murdered college students Play Video

    April 12, 2016 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It was standing room only Tuesday night at an emotional vigil to honor two Southern University students shot and killed over the weekend. The theme of the ceremony: Coming together. Pictures of Annette January and Lashuntae Benton sat in the front of the ballroom in the Southern... more »
  • Two injured, one severely after early morning shooting at Raceway

    April 12, 2016 5:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are investigating a shooting that injured two people at a gas station in Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to the Raceway gas station in the 7100 block of Airline Highway north of Greenwell Springs just after 2 a.m. Right now very few details are known,... more »
  • Mom wants daughter's killer to pay Play Video

    April 11, 2016 11:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lashuntae Benton's mother made the trip to Baton Rouge from Lake Charles Monday night to pick up her daughter's car. Benton, 19, and and Annette January, 19, were caught in the crossfire Saturday in part of Baton Rouge where crimes like this aren't common, which is making... more »
  • In first TV interview, murdered SU student's mom says daughter was doing God's work Play Video

    April 11, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of one of two Southern University students killed in a barrage of gunfire Sunday said she was more worried about her daughter being at home in their native Chicago than in South Louisiana where she ended up losing her life. "When I look over... more »
  • Candlelight vigil to be held for 2 Southern University students following shooting

    April 11, 2016 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University will hold a candlelight vigil on Tuesday for two students that were killed in a shooting Sunday at an off campus apartment complex. Students Lashuntae Benton, a Lake Charles native, and Annette January, of Gary, Indiana, were killed during a gun exchange involving Ernest Felton, and... more »
  • SU holds brief news conference on deadly shooting, arrest of former player

    April 11, 2016 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University made its first public comments on television since the shooting deaths of two students and the arrest of a former football player this weekend. Freshman track athlete Annette January and sophomore trainer Lashuntae Benton were shot and killed at an off-campus housing complex near... more »
  • Court hearing set in death of ex-Saints player

    April 11, 2016 9:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Court records show the 28-year-old man arrested in the shooting death of a former New Orleans Saints player, Will Smith, will appear before a state judge in Orleans Parish Criminal Court. Cardell Hayes, who's being held one $1 million dollar bond in the death of Will Smith, will... more »
  • $1 million bond for suspect in ex-Saints death

    April 10, 2016 10:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed late Saturday after a traffic accident. An emailed statement from New Orleans city coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse said that Smith died "of multiple gunshot wounds" after a traffic accident on Camp Street. The former defensive end... more »
  • Southern distances itself from accused gunman, football recruit Play Video

    April 10, 2016 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University said it was still trying to determine its relationship with the 22-year-old accused in a weekend shooting where two students were killed. Ernest Bernard Felton was arrested Sunday, hours after the shooting at an off-campus apartment complex closer to LSU than SU. Monday,... more »
  • Woman injured in shooting in Baton Rouge Friday night

    April 8, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was injured in a shooting outside an apartment complex in Baton Rouge Friday night, a BRPD spokesman says. The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. on North Ardenwood Drive near Villa Ashley Drive. Police say a black male walked up to a group standing... more »
  • 2 dead in shooting at Lackland Air Force base apparent murder/suicide

    April 8, 2016 10:39 AM

    SAN ANTONIO- Texas authorities say that 2 are dead in apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force base in Texas after a shooting on Friday morning. Bexar County sheriff's spokesman James Keith said two bodies were found Friday morning inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Keith... more »
  • Lafayette man dies in accidental shooting

    April 7, 2016 1:07 PM

    LAFAYETTE- A 21-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in an overnight shooting in Lafayette. The victim is identified as Colin Norwood, 21, of Baton Rouge. Lafayette police said they were called to an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Bertrand Drive for reports of an accidental... more »
  • Caller who reported man with gun at Wal-Mart may be charged

    April 7, 2016 12:54 PM

    FAIRBORN, Ohio - A 911 caller who reported a man waving a gun in an Ohio Wal-Mart before police fatally shot him could face a charge of making a false alarm. The man actually was toting an air rifle he picked up from a shelf. The Dayton Daily News reports... more »
  • State police: Trooper shoots, injures driver in Raceland

    April 6, 2016 11:30 AM

    RACELAND - Louisiana State Police say a trooper shot and wounded a driver during a confrontation following a traffic stop in Raceland. The Courier reports police say the incident happened Sunday night. State police Sgt. Nick Manale says a trooper spotted 48-year-old Preston Perez driving a minivan recklessly on Louisiana... more »
  • Police: 2 shot, wounded during drug deal in New Orleans

    April 6, 2016 8:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say two men have been hospitalized after they were shot during a drug deal in New Orleans. New Orleans police say the unidentified men, ages 21 and 23, took a taxi to Algiers, where authorities say they arranged to meet a drug dealer. Police say at some... more »

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