Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Botched Suicide Bid Follows Murder Of TV Personality

"ST. GABRIEL, LA — Baton Rouge television personality Scott Rogers was shot and killed inside his home in St. Gabriel, La. Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say they believe his son-in-law shot and killed Rogers and then turned the gun on himself, but survived.

"The alleged gunman, identified as 36-year-old Mathew Hodgkinson, was rushed to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Hodgkinson was also a producer of Around Town, a show Rogers hosted that airs on Saturday and Sunday mornings on WAFB-TV.

"`We have detectives at the hospital,` says Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi. `Hodgkinson is still alive. He's on a ventilator and he's sedated, but he's still alive at this time.`

"Deputies were called to the scene on 1045 Daisy Avenue at 12:40 p.m.

`"We received a call that shots were heard as somebody was entering the residence,` the Sheriff said. `On follow up, it was described as a murder/suicide scene and we're investigating it as a homicide until it's determined what we have here.`

"`It was determined that Scott Rogers was deceased and another male at the residence had received a shot to the head and was in critical condition,` said Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi.

"Hodgkinson is married to Roger's daughter, Stassi said. The sheriff said the home had been the scene of a `bunch of stress` in the past several weeks and had previously responded to calls at the home.

"`It's been topsy-turvy at this residence. We responded to a couple of calls. It's been a high stress environment for this family and looks like it culminated in this,` the Sheriff said."

Read more at WAFB...


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