March 4, 2015 7:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - There were no murders in East Baton Rouge Parish during the month of February. That milestone has been tainted by a violent start to March.
The first happened at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 1st, less than two hours after the calendar turned. Authorities found Eddie... more »
March 3, 2015 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating another shooting, the fifth in the city and parish since Monday.
Investigators said a man was being chased, was shot and crashed on Gracie at North 22nd Street. The victim's car was badly damaged and he was taken to an area... more »
March 3, 2015 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a toddler covered in blood and police with their hands tied.
A two-year-old boy was raced to the emergency room last night, injured by shards of glass from a car window that was shot out.
... more »
March 3, 2015 3:40 PM
BATON ROUGE- Five Baton Rouge Police Officers are on paid administrative leave following a shooting that happened shortly before midnight.
Investigators say two men were in the area between Choctaw and Chippewa when a DPS officer tried to pull them over for having a burned-out headlight. The car did... more »
March 3, 2015 10:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested the wife of a man killed Tuesday when detectives said he broke into an East Baton Rouge Parish home.
EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said Jermoid Wheeler, 31, died in the shooting on Summer Breeze Drive. Investigators later arrested his wife, 36-year-old Deneatrice... more »
March 2, 2015 10:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement is investigating three shootings in Baton Rouge overnight Monday, including one involving BRPD officers.
It happened near the intersection of Perkins at Acadian. According to a press release, back-up was called when a driver refused to pull over for an undisclosed traffic violation. That's... more »
March 1, 2015 9:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - People who knew Eddie Simon Jr., 24, are in shock after hearing of his murder.
The shooting happened close to 2:00 am Sunday morning, in the 2800 block of 73rd street.
Police said officers originally responded to the location for a traffic crash, but discovered... more »
March 1, 2015 6:36 PM
FOLSOM - A Covington area physician was shot and killed by his wife in their Folsom-area home early Sunday morning. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says it received a call from Kacie Breen, the wife of Dr. Wayne Breen, at about 3 a.m. She said an altercation between the... more »
February 27, 2015 10:06 PM
NEW ROADS- As deputies continue to search for double-murder suspect Jamie Croom, investigators are putting pressure on some of his closest pals.
Friday, WBRZ News 2 learned, his half-brother, Elie Edwards, was arrested in connection with the investigation of the shooting deaths of Sinica and Lechelle Williams. Edwards was... more »
February 27, 2015 5:48 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Police released the name of the officer who was involved in a shooting Monday in the parking lot of a busy shopping district.
A spokesperson with Denham Springs Police said Michael Brien LeBlanc, 30, shot Robert Kohl, 47, of Fort Worth. Kohl pointed a gun at... more »
February 27, 2015 3:27 PM
NEW ORLEANS - One man was killed and another injured in a shooting that happened near the headquarters of New Orleans Police and the Criminal Court Friday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.
WWL-TV reported police are on the lookout now for a silver pickup truck and were checking in at... more »
February 27, 2015 4:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police charged a man with attempted murder Friday in connection with a shootout with officers in Baton Rouge overnight.
BRPD spokesperson L'Jean McKneely said 24-year-old Torrance Smart was shot in the encounter. Police arrested Smart after his release from the hospital.
Officers said they stopped... more »
February 26, 2015 4:45 AM
NEW ORLEANS - NOPD is investigating a shooting involving a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy.
The incident happened just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Investigators say deputies were serving a search warrant on Pauger Street. According to our sister station WWL-TV , a spokesperson said the 52-year-old male suspect opened fire... more »
February 24, 2015 5:55 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators say the man who was ultimately shot by police after waving a gun in a crowded parking lot initially ignored orders from Texas State Police before driving into Louisiana.
Robert Kohl, 47, was gunned down when he pointed a pistol at Denham Springs Police officer.... more »
February 24, 2015 1:03 PM
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says George Zimmerman will not face federal civil rights charges in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The department announced its decision Tuesday, saying that there was not enough evidence to bring federal civil rights charges, which would have required proof that the killing... more »
February 23, 2015 4:12 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Police said late Monday evening Robert Kohl, 47, of Fort Worth was killed in an altercation with officers earlier in the day.
Kohl, a trucker, may have been driving too many hours before he pointed a gun at Denham Springs Police officers, who shot him in... more »
February 20, 2015 10:09 PM
NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man for having a gun at the Sugar Shack night club the night of a double murder earlier this week .
Terry Matthews was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Friday, the sheriff's... more »
February 20, 2015 5:12 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Released 911 tapes reveal what happened when a domestic dispute turned into a violent standoff in Denham Springs earlier this month.
The confrontation on Country Club Drive turned deadly after an estranged husband, 46-year-old Sidney Averett, broke into a house after a court appearance, according to... more »
February 20, 2015 1:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge put the murder trial of Aramis Jackson on hold after his attorneys filed a motion which claims the 25-year-old is intellectually disabled and should not face the death penalty for accusations he shot and killed a mother in Beauregard Town.
Jackson faces first-degree murder... more »
February 18, 2015 9:06 AM
NEW ROADS - Investigators said they're looking into the possibility a second shooter could have been involved a pair of killings overnight at a New Roads lounge.
Sheriff Bud Torres said in a press conference Wednesday morning that Jamie Croom was wanted for the murders of brother and sister... more »
February 17, 2015 2:05 AM
SAN DIEGO, CA - A San Diego police officer has shot and wounded a naked burglary suspect. Police Capt. Mike Hastings says the man attacked the officer Monday and they scuffled over the officer's gun before the shooting. Police were called to a home burglary, and the first officer to... more »
February 16, 2015 8:05 AM
BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Authorities say a Miami businessman shot and wounded his former girlfriend shot before leading police on a 40-mile chase down Interstate 95 and fatally shooting himself. Police say a neighbor called 911 after hearing shots Sunday at a townhome where 35-year-old Jyrece McClendon lives. Boynton Beach... more »
February 13, 2015 1:50 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say a second person has died after a shooting last night along the uptown Mardi Gras parade route, which resulted in one arrest.
NOPD spokesperson Frank Robertson said 19-year-old John Hicks has been charged with the deadly shooting.
Investigators said Hicks... more »
February 11, 2015 4:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say a shooting near busy Canal Street seriously wounded a woman. The 44-year-old woman was shot in the chest. Police said she is not believed to have been the target of the shooter when she was hit Wednesday afternoon. According to WWL-TV, she... more »
February 11, 2015 9:30 AM
DURHAM, N.C. - The suspect in the shooting deaths of three relatives near the University of North Carolina campus has made a first court appearance on murder charges. Forty-six-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks appeared briefly in an orange jumpsuit and shackles Wednesday morning. District Judge Marcia Morey said he had filled... more »
February 10, 2015 8:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - New development has downtown Baton Rouge growing like never before. Now you can expect the police presence there to do the same. The BRAVE Initiative is now in action there, and a new police precinct is coming soon.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the... more »
February 9, 2015 2:30 PM
PITTSBURGH - Investigators say a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy charged with killing another teen sent a third boy a selfie that also showed the victim shot in the face and sitting in a chair in the background. The family of the suspect, Maxwell Morton, says he doesn't have an attorney, and... more »
February 7, 2015 6:28 PM
JEANERETTE - New charges have been filed against a Jeanerette man who was shot by police after investigators said he stabbed an officer in November.
Deputies arrested 42-year-old Lance Dauphine Friday with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and attempted home invasion. The charges stem from a Nov. 16 incident. As... more »
February 6, 2015 5:44 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Authorities say the ex-wife of a University of South Carolina professor came to his work and killed him before committing suicide. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 46-year-old Sunghee Kwon shot 45-year-old Raja Fayad several times Thursday afternoon at the Public Health building, then fatally shot herself... more »
February 6, 2015 12:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police and members of a U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a man suspected of shooting and killing someone during an argument in a Baton Rouge grocery store parking lot.
Police accused 18-year-old Sidney Ellois of second-degree murder, being a principal to attempted murder, contributing... more »
February 6, 2015 12:24 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Louisiana State Police said Friday coroners determined a man who died in a deputy-involved domestic shooting this week took his own life.
Trooper Jared Sandifer said the coroner's report found Sidney Averett was shot three times on Feb. 3. Two shots were to his extremeties and... more »
February 5, 2015 1:01 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina law enforcement officials say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide on the state's flagship university campus. The school said Thursday afternoon that a shooting had occurred at its new School of Public Health, in a busy section of downtown Columbia. State law enforcement... more »
February 4, 2015 4:35 PM
PORT ALLEN- The woman who was shot in the head by a former LSU Football player, spoke out for the first time since the shooting in September of 2011.
Former tight end Demetri Robinson was convicted of attempted murder for shooting Tanesha Duncan in the head. He also fired... more »
February 3, 2015 4:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have arrested a suspect and his brother in the shooting of an Irish police officer. The New Orleans Police Department says 40-year-old Melvin Galle Jr. and his brother, Keith, were arrested Tuesday afternoon in the Jan. 27 shooting of 30-year-old Brian Hanrahan. Both men face charges... more »
February 3, 2015 3:39 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A man died after a shooting involving an off-duty Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy and a woman at a house on Country Club Lane Tuesday afternoon.
Specific details about the incident have not been released by State Police, the lead agency on the case since the sheriff's... more »
January 31, 2015 7:00 PM
LABADIEVILLE - State police are investigating an incident where a suspect opened fire at an off-duty officer in Assumption parish early Saturday morning.
Investigators say the suspect tried to burglarize a home that belonged to a Thibodaux police officer around 3 a.m. Authorities say the officer was at home... more »
January 30, 2015 9:42 PM
NEW ROADS - An eleven-year-old is in a hospital in Baton Rouge after being shot by a fourteen-year-old Friday.
The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said it appears the 14-year-old was showing the gun to the 11-year-old when it discharged, firing a bullet into the younger child. The shooting... more »
January 29, 2015 3:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - In its fight against crime, New Orleans is calling on former police officers to join the police department as unpaid reserve officers. The New Orleans Police Department is making this push as it struggles to deal with a shrunken force and an uptick in violent crime. At... more »
January 29, 2015 8:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - 2015 has gotten off to a violent start in the Baton Rouge area. There have been ten shootings in East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes alone in the past two weeks. There's a current movement that's trying to change that violent culture.
January is National Mentoring... more »
January 28, 2015 9:15 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies spent Wednesday night investigating yet another shooting in this usually quiet Ascension Parish community.
Witnesses told authorities they heard two shots. Deputies collected casings from the scene but did not find a shooter. No one was hit in the gunfire.
The town has become busy... more »
January 27, 2015 5:58 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - The family of Chad Nichols, one of two men killed on Latino Road Monday afternoon, thinks the gunmen were after cash and that's why they killed Nichols and one of his employees, Benny Booker.
Deputies aren't ready to pinpoint a motive as they continue to follow leads... more »
January 27, 2015 1:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting on Alaska Street last month.
Tyronn Collins, 21, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on a warrant issued by BRPD investigators on Tuesday.
According to law... more »
January 27, 2015 2:14 AM
NEW HOPE, MN - Authorities say two police officers were wounded in a shooting inside a suburban Minneapolis city building. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office chief deputy Mike Carlson tells KARE-TV that two officers were being sworn in inside the New Hope City Hall when a man approached and fired shots.... more »
January 26, 2015 4:09 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Two people were shot dead Monday afternoon in Donaldsonville roughly an hour before an anti-crime rally was scheduled to begin.
The shooting happened on Latino Drive off of St. Patrick Street. The sheriff's office identified the victims as Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37.
The... more »
January 26, 2015 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - A fugitive task force arrested an East Baton Rouge man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last month in the city-parish.
U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members located 22-year-old Aljerard Warner at a home on East Black Oak Drive Monday morning in Baton Rouge.... more »
January 23, 2015 11:37 AM
FORT WORTH, TX - A U.S. Army report says Fort Hood did not have a system in place that could have anticipated a deadly rampage last April that left four soldiers dead and 16 wounded. The report released Friday says there were no clear warnings that Spc. Ivan Lopez would... more »
January 22, 2015 5:37 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - A judge set bonds for three people accused in the shooting of Ascension Parish deputy at more than $1 million each.
The following bonds were set for the three, who were charged in connection with Wednesday afternoon's shooting:
* John McMullen- $1,445,589.00 * Chadwick Schwender- $1,695.589.00... more »
January 21, 2015 10:49 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Community activists announced a prayer vigil following two shootings this week and the continuing investigation into the murder of a teenager here.
"We are going to pray for the youth of Donaldsonville," organizer Tamiko Francis Garrison told WBRZ News 2 Wednesday.
Garrison and the group, Answering... more »
January 21, 2015 10:20 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - A woman helped a deputy in her home after he was shot Tuesday.
Deputy James Atkins, a five-year veteran of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, was shot in the hand while pulling over three out-of-towners wanted for shoplifting. When he tried to stop the car, one of... more »
January 21, 2015 7:12 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - An 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday evening connected to a shooting on St. Patrick Street, the second time they've investigated a shooting on this street in twenty-four hours.
Wednesday, deputies said, Allen Williams shot a 16-year-old male in the face. Tuesday, a deputy was shot by one of... more »
January 21, 2015 2:43 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies released new information on the three people charged in connection with a shooting where an Ascension deputy was hit in the hand.
Deputies charged 27-year-old Chadwick Schwender of Florida, 27-year-old Jennifer McGhee and 35-year-old John Wesley McMullen with more than a dozen crimes, including attempted... more »
January 20, 2015 11:44 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities from central Florida are headed to Ascension Parish where a man wanted for a violent robbery outside Tampa was arrested after a Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot.
John McMullen, 35, was arrested after an hours-long run from the law following the altercation near downtown Donaldsonville Tuesday.... more »
January 20, 2015 3:17 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies apprehended a man involved in the shooting of a deputy earlier Tuesday.
A spokesperson for the department said John Wesley McMullen, 35, was taken into custody around 7:30 Tuesday evening. McMullen, who was only identified for most of the afternoon by a photograph... more »
January 19, 2015 6:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - A violent start to 2015 continued in Baton Rouge over the weekend, with several families now mourning the loss of loved ones to gun violence. Law enforcement agencies are investigating five shootings that resulted in four deaths.
David Edwards, Jr., 17, was arrested for negligent homicide... more »
January 18, 2015 6:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say the two men found dead Sunday morning killed each other.
Police believe Jamiya Owen, 38, and Jeff Baker, 34, shot and killed each other in a shootout. Witnesses say Owen and Baker knew each other and recently had a disagreement.
The... more »
January 18, 2015 10:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting where two men were killed.
Officials say they found two bodies at a house on Alliquippa Street near Winbourne Avenue just before 5:30 Sunday morning.
Detectives say they found one man in the yard and the other inside... more »
January 14, 2015 2:06 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Police say an Albuquerque officer has fatally shot a man who had just fired at officers. Tuesday's shooting marks the department's third this year and comes a day after Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg announced she was seeking murder charges against two officers for the March... more »