Father, son charged with killing Louisiana Elvis impersonator
Published 9:30 pm Sunday, May 9, 2021
A father and son have been arrested in the fatal shooting of an Elvis impersonator in Louisiana.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office said that deputies responded to reports of gunshots at an address in Denham Springs around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, The Advocate reported. They found Jason Baglio, who had been shot multiple times and died from his injuries.
The sheriff’s office determined that 28-year-old Trace Pigott was the shooter, the newspaper reported. He was arrested in New Orleans. Authorities said he would be sent back to Livingston Parish on a second-degree murder charge.
His father, 53-year-old Tommy Ray Pigott, was present during the shooting and was arrested in New Orleans, where he is charged with being a principal to second-degree murder, deputies said.
It was not immediately clear Sunday whether either man had a lawyer who could comment on the charges.
WBRZ-TV reported that Baglio was a well-known Elvis impersonator who performed in local festival and shows under the stage name Jayson Alfano. He was also the head chef for the Livingston Council on Aging.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the case to contact authorities.