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Killing of Elvis impersonator leads to arrest of father and son in New Orleans

In a release from LPSO, when deputies arrived they found the victim, Jason Baglio, with several gunshot wounds.

LIVINGSTON, La. — A father and son were in custody in New Orleans after the Saturday morning shooting death of a man described as a well-known Elvis impersonator in Denham Springs.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said that 28-year-old Trace Pigott and 53-year-old Tommy Ray Pigott were both taken into custody in New Orleans at separate times and are awaiting transportation to Livingston Parish in connection with the killing of Jason Baglio. 

Trace Pigott faces several counts, including second-degree murder, while Tommy Ray, who the sheriff's office said was present at the shooting, is facing a count of principal to second-degree murder, according to the sheriff's office. 

Saturday, the sheriff's office said deputies were called to the 25,000 stretch of Homestead Drive after reports of shots fired came in around 3:30 a.m. 

In a release from LPSO,  when deputies arrived they found the victim, Jason Baglio, with several gunshot wounds at the location. He died from his injuries. 

Credit: LPSO
Tracey Pigott

According to deputies, Trace Pigott left the scene before they arrived but was later found in New Orleans and arrested by NOPD.

Trace Pigott is being held in Orleans Parish Prison on several counts but will be transported and processed Livingston Parish Detention Center on a count of second-degree murder, according to LPSO.

 Deputies said Pigott's father, 53-year-old Tommy Ray, was present when Baglio was shot and killed.

Ray also left the scene but was found sometime later and taken into custody in New Orleans. 

According to our partners at The Advocate, Jason Baglio who performs under the name "Jayson Alfano", was a well-known Elvis impersonator. He was also head chef for the Livingston Council on Aging.  

 At this time, it’s unclear what led to the shooting.

Anyone with information on this case - including the location of Tommy Ray - is encouraged to call LPSO at (225) 686-2241 x1 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (225) 344-STOP.

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