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Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot in shootout with police | Crime/Police

LawMan dies of self-inflicted gunshot in shootout with police | Crime/Police


A man is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a shootout with law enforcement, the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Friday morning.

Just after 9 p.m. Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a residence on La. 68 in Jackson. According to the news release, sheriff’s deputies initiated a chase on foot with the Dixon Correctional Institute K-9 team after learning the armed suspect fled into the woods behind the residence.

Law enforcement was met with gunfire shortly after, the Sheriff’s Office said. Members of the chase team returned fire.

Investigators believe the suspect died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Sheriff’s Office said.

No officers were injured in the shootout, Louisiana State Police said.

State Police are investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information or pictures and video of the shooting is urged to anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system or call the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.



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