SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Louisiana State Police say the man wanted for the murders of three people in Shreveport late Wednesday night has been shot and killed in Franklin Parish.
Barry Rigsby, 36, was shot by officers around 2:30 p.m. Thursday after he barricaded himself at the Wisner Apartment Complex on Maple Street in Wisner, according to Louisiana State Police Troop F officials.
Rigsby barricaded himself in the apartment for about 4 hours and had a standoff with the Franklin Parish Police Department. The street of the apartment complex was packed with police cars and SWAT team vehicles that all residents of the apartment complex had to be moved across the street.
KTVE/KARD spoke with a resident who lives in the complex and saw Rigsby enter the building.
“I was outside and saw a guy with a pistol come out of the canal and barricade himself in one of the apartments,” said Wendell Boxley. “There was a woman in there and he let her out, so I think they knew each other. I’m just glad that this is over.”
Rigsby was wanted for the murders of two adults and a 12-year-old child at a home in the 400 block of West 82nd Street in West Cedar Grove. Police were called to the home just before 1:45 a.m. after a family member went to the home to check on her son and found the back door open and found the victims inside, all dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
Warrants were issued for Rigsby’s arrest, charging him with three counts of second-degree murder, with bond set at $3,000,000.
When police released an alert Thursday morning identifying Brigsby as a suspect and confirming he was wanted for the slayings, they said he was last seen driving a burgundy Dodge Journey with a Louisiana license plate. That vehicle was found abandoned in the area of Wisner United Pentecostal Church in Wisner Thursday morning, according to Sheriff Kevin Cobb.
Cobb said his agency was staying in close contact with the Caddo Sheriff and had numerous units actively patrolling the area the vehicle was recovered. Shreveport police sent BOLOs statewide and to surrounding states.