Producer Shoots and Kills Host of TV Show

I have seen a lot of fights between talent and their producers, but this one tops them all.

Baton Rouge TV personality Scott Rogers, host of the Around Town show, died in a shooting Wednesday, Police say he was shot by the producer of the show, who also happens to be his son-in-law. 

Cops believe that Matthew Hodgkinson, shot and killed Rogers before turning the gun on himself, according to WAFB. Hodgkinson survived and was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

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

The cause of the shooting, which occurred in St. Gabriel, is not yet known, though Iberville Sheriff's officials believe the event was a murder, attempted suicide.

Rogers reportedly was involved in an ongoing legal battle but details were not immediately available.

WAFB also reported Wednesday evening that Hodgkinson called the station earlier this week, leaving a voicemail message that he planned to cancel the weekend show because of a "family catastrophe."

Around Town, a feel-good show featuring local events and personalities, airs Saturday and Sunday mornings on WAFB.

H/T The Times-Picayune