A Baton Rouge Police Officer is dead and another is fighting for his life after responding to tips about a domestic violence homicide suspect. The two officers were shot during a four-hour standoff with the suspect, 36-year-old Ronnie Kato, on Sunday. Chief Murphy Paul says the shooting has shaken the law enforcement community.
The only information released about the officers indicates the deceased officer was on the force for 21 years and the surviving officer has been on the force for seven years. Kato has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail.
LSU interim president Thomas Galligan is hopeful football will be played this fall, but the Tigers will only take the field when it’s safe and delaying the start of the season is a possibility. He says whether Tiger Stadium will be packed is a question they can’t answer now…
Ouachita Parish Sheriff Deputies arrest a West Monroe man for allegedly firing shots at the home of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson. O-P-S-O spokesperson Glenn Springfield says 38-year-old Daniel King Jr. has been charged with aggravated assault for the drive-by shooting that happened Friday afternoon.
Springfield says investigators are not releasing details about the shooter’s motive in firing several shots at the property. While several family members live at the property, no one was injured.
Many dentist offices opened back up again today along with time-sensitive elective medical surgeries. Former Louisiana Dental Association President Dr. Kristi Soileau (swallow) says the only work not being allowed is cosmetic dentistry that is for the sole purpose of enhancing someone’s appearance.