Councilman’s son shot during alleged drug deal

This story was published in The Advocate on February 6, 2012. 

Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe’s 15-year-old son is expected to live after being shot in the chest Friday evening during an alleged drug deal, a police spokesman said.

The shooting took place in the 1600 block of Mary Lou Drive sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 5:55 p.m., Baton Rouge police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said Saturday.

The councilman’s son remained in a local hospital Saturday evening, McKneely said, in “stable but serious condition.”

Chandler Loupe, in an email Saturday night, said: “My son is still in ICU and we are asking for prayers.” Read more of this post