CrimeTracker

Suspected arsonist to blame for morning fire on Stan Ave.

Investigators believe an arsonist is to blame for a fire that happened this morning at a vacant home in Baton Rouge.

Officer involved shooting in St. John Parish

The Louisiana State Police reports that an officer involved shooting occurred earlier this evening in St. John Parish.

Six-year-old accidentally shot in the face by older brother

A six year old boy was accidentally shot in the face last night after his 12 year old brother was playing with a gun.

Sheriff: Student brought gun to McKinley High

A deputy with the School Drug Task Force responded this morning to a call concerning a gun brought to McKinley High School at 800 E. McKinley St. at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Beer in lap, baby in backseat; sleeping driver charged with third DWI

A 24-year-old man was allegedly passed out in his vehicle with a 16oz beer in his lap while an infant sat in car seat.

Robbery victim dies of heart attack, suspect charged with first-degree murder

A Baton Rouge man died from a heart attack after three suspects allegedly caused him physical harm and robbed him of personal belongings.

Details emerge in Lisa Pate and Mickey Shunick cases

Details were released today, as Brandon Scott Lavergne plead guilty to two counts of murder today for the deaths of Lisa Pate and Mickey Shunick.

Suspects announced for St. John Parish shooting at press conference

New developments have been released in yesterday's tragic shooting in St. John the Baptist Parish. State police held a press conference, announcing the six people charged in those shootings and their charges:

UPDATE: Brandon Scott Lavergne pleads guilty to two counts of murder

Brandon Scott Lavergne has pled guilty to two counts of First-Degree Murder in the deaths of Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate. Lavergne pled guilty to all charges in exchange for life in prison.

Two deputies killed, two wounded in Louisiana "ambush"

Two Louisiana sheriff's deputies died and two others were wounded early Thursday in what a state police official described as an ambush.