Louisiana Politics: New Black Mayor Shot To Death
The Louisiana town of Westlake got its first new mayor in 24 years and first-ever black mayor in November, but he was found shot dead Saturday night.
The body of Gerald Washington, a 57-year-old Vietnam veteran, was found next to his pickup truck and the murder weapon near a local school. Cops are doing a murder investigation.
All current and past city council members were called to the crime scene for some reason. Is any politician safe from the assassins?
Sheriff Will Hold News Conference about Mayor-Elect's Death [KPLC Lake Charles]