- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy has shot and killed a man who was stabbing a woman, just a day after bonding out of jail in an earlier domestic incident.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said it happened Saturday. The suspect was identified as Anthony McKinney, 46, Hicks said. McKinney was arrested Sept. 22 on domestic abuse battery with child endangerment as well as aggravated assault and was released Friday night after posting $1,500 bond, she said.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1PHGctz ) the woman who was stabbed was at an area hospital in critical condition. Her name has not been released.

Deputies were dispatched to the house Saturday after the victim made a frantic 911 call screaming for help shortly after 3 p.m., Hicks said.

The incident came just two days after elected officials and community leaders gathered at the Capitol for a candlelight observance to remember the lives lost to domestic abuse and to discuss legislation and initiatives aimed at preventing a further loss of life.

About 100 people attended the event Thursday, with some holding signs displaying the names of domestic abuse victims and others reading, “Love shouldn’t hurt.”

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said Louisiana consistently ranks high in domestic violence deaths. To better handle such incidents, he said, law enforcement officers need to gain both adequate training and the trust of the victims.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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