East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Tuesday morning at a home in the Summerwood neighborhood off Burbank Drive.

Deputies were called to the home on Summer Breeze Drive at about 10 a.m. and found that one man had been shot to death by the occupant of the home, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

Hicks said the man along with a woman, who were not residents of the home, had walked into the house sometime around 10 a.m., which is when the shooting occurred.

Investigators are trying to determine what the man and woman were doing in the house, Hicks said.

She said the investigation is continuing.


Law enforcement had already responded to three unrelated shootings Monday night and Tuesday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left two men injured late Monday night in a shopping center parking lot near the intersection of Perkins Road and Acadian Thruway.

In another shooting, sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired at 8:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of Denova Street, where they found a man walking in the street with a gunshot wound, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

The man was taken to a hospital, where his condition was not yet clear. Deputies are still piecing together what happened, Hicks said.

About 9 p.m., Baton Rouge police responded to a call of shots fired in the 2500 block of Laurel Street near North 25th Street. No one appears to have been shot in that incident, although a 2-year-old was taken to the hospital, said Cpl. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

Police have since determined that the child was not shot, though it is not yet clear how the child was injured.

In the officer-involved shooting, police were assisting state Department of Public Safety officers during a pursuit when the shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. in the Acadian Village shopping center, said Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

The vehicle being pursued, a 2006 Mercedes E350, “refused to stop for traffic violations,” which initiated the chase, Coppola said.

The location where the chase began with DPS wasn’t revealed Tuesday morning.

During the chase, the Mercedes attempted to run over some officers, Coppola said. Officers then fired multiple shots at the Mercedes, striking both the driver and the passenger.

None of the officers involved in the shooting were injured. Police have not identified the two men, 24 and 27 years old, who were wounded.

The shooting occurred in a narrow section of the shopping center’s parking lot in front of Kean’s Fine Dry Cleaning, a yoga studio and Pei Wei Asian Diner.

The chase came to an end when the Mercedes crashed into some metal railings separating the shopping center’s parking lot from a hill that leads down to Acadian Thruway. Damage could be seen Tuesday morning on the railing and on a light post in the parking lot.

A cleaning crew on Tuesday swept up glass and other debris scattered across the parking lot in the aftermath of the shooting.

The Baton Rouge police officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation, as is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.

No other details were immediately available Tuesday morning.