The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a woman early Monday, a death initially considered accidental but now deemed an ongoing death investigation as detectives continue their probe.
Deputies responded to the shooting at about 1 a.m. at 3125 Toulon St., Baton Rouge, and found Lucinda Ann White, 30, with a gunshot wound to the head, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
White was “climbing up into a closet” at about 1 a.m. when the gun she was holding discharged, Hicks said.
White was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.
“They are still awaiting the autopsy results and still processing evidence from the scene,” Hicks said late Monday.
The original report that the shooting was accidental drew incredulous remarks from White’s grandfather, George Davis.
“I don’t believe this garbage,” Davis said late Monday.
Davis said the story does not make sense to him because White abhorred guns.
“She was afraid of weapons,” he said. “She would have nothing to do with weapons.”
He said he plans on speaking to detectives Tuesday and learning more about what happened.
His wife, Clara Davis, said White had three sons: Clayen, 2; Jason, 4; and Charles, 7.
She said the boys were not at the residence when the shooting occurred and were not at the hospital when they arrived.
The boys stayed with their father’s mother Monday night, Clara Davis said.
“I’m angry,” she said. “She’s a young woman. She had her life in front of her. I imagine the sheriff’s department is going to find out what happened.
“I don’t think it has hit me yet,” she said. “I don’t think it’ll hit me until I see her in the casket.”