EBRSO: Man shot, killed when he answers door

Sheriff’s deputies believe a 41-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday when he answered the door of his Jefferson Highway apartment, a spokeswoman said.

Deputies believe Ellis Banks was shot at 6:25 p.m. when he answered a knock at his 12400 Jefferson Highway apartment door, spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.

Banks was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries, Hicks said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344-7867.