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An East Baton Rouge Sheriff Deputy was killed while doing investigative work at a strip mall near the AMC movie theater off O'Neal Lane on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The suspect was shot and transported to a local hospital.

Advocate staff photo by MICHAEL DUNLAP

Law enforcement led a large procession as the body of a slain East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy left Ochsner hospital in Baton Rouge early Sunday morning.

[Latest: The deputy has been identified. Click here for more.]

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The shooting occurred near the Classic Cuts barber shop off O'Neal Lane, according to Louisiana State Police spokesman Bryan Lee.

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