Louisiana State Police Investigating Fatal Shooting involving EBRSO Deputy Saturday

The Louisiana State Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead Saturday night around 5:30pm.

EBR Deputies were called to a residence in the 16000 block of Highland Club Avenue in South Baton Rouge relative to a disturbance at a party. The caller stated that there was an unwanted guest at the birthday party, who was refusing to leave.

At some point, which is not yet clear, an EBRSO deputy shot and killed the suspect. That suspect has been identified as Melvin Watkins, 54.

The investigation was turned over to the Louisiana State Police, which is routine in deputy-involved shooting incidents.

More details will be released as they become available.