A 53-year-old Lamar Advertising employee was injured in a shooting Monday morning outside her office and the suspected gunman was later found dead in what police are calling a domestic, attempted murder and suicide.
Vincent Parker, 56, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Rivercrest Avenue about 30 minutes after the shooting at the Lamar Advertising office off Corporate Boulevard, said Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr.
Coppola said Parker approached the 53-year-old woman — with whom he had been acquainted — outside her office about 7:25 a.m. There, the two began arguing, which later turned into a physical struggle, when the woman was shot.
She drove herself to the hospital, where Coppola said she was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with her," Lamar Advertising spokesman Hal Kilshaw said in a statement. "The shooting occurred before most Lamar employees had arrived for the day and there are no additional injuries."
Lamar's office is closed for the day.
Kilshaw said the shooting occurred in the rear parking lot of their office building.
Coppola did not clarify the relationship between Parker and the woman, but did call it a domestic shooting.