Video: LA Deputy Killed in Double Murder-Suicide

A deputy with the West Baton Rouge (LA) Sheriff's Office was killed in a double murder-suicide in Pointe Coupee Parish on Tuesday.

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VIDEO: LA Deputy Killed in Double Murder-Suicide

A deputy with the West Baton Rouge (LA) Sheriff's Office was killed in a double murder-suicide in Pointe Coupee Parish on Tuesday.

Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres said Deputy Donna Leblanc of WBRSO and her 21-year-old daughter, Carli Jo, were killed in the shooting. Officials identified the suspected shooter as Gregory Phillips. Torres added Leblanc was the wife of Mark Whitmore, a trooper with Louisiana State Police. 

West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes said Leblanc is the first deputy he has ever lost. She had been with the sheriff's office for 22 years, WAFB TV reports.

Investigators said Phillips was an estranged neighbor who lived across the street. The sheriff's office reported Phillips approached Leblanc at her carport and "shortly thereafter a gunfight erupted," according to Torres.

"Ms. Leblanc was able to get three rounds off of her pistol and there were multiple rounds shot by Mr. Phillips," Torres stated. 

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