- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LAPLACE, La. (AP) - St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff deputies Wednesday shot and killed a fellow deputy who opened fire on them while they were investigating a domestic dispute call, Sheriff Mike Tregre said.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1CjMidy ) Tregre wouldn’t release the nature of the dispute between Lt. Nolan Anderson and his wife, Lisa, who were at their daughter’s house in LaPlace when Anderson called the sheriff’s office on his radio.

“The deputy made statements that let us know how serious the situation was,” Tregre said.

Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, allegedly hit his wife several times with a gun. Tregre said the woman was treated at an area hospital.

“We saved his wife,” he said. “She was not shot. She had some injuries but will live.”

State police Trooper Melissa Matey said when deputies arrived, Anderson fired at them. Deputies tried to talk him into dropping his weapon, but he continued pointing it their way and they shot him, she said.

“He put us in the position for fellow officers to take his life,” Tregre said during a news conference at the scene. “This is a day I never thought I would see.”

Anderson was commander of the Sheriff’s Office warrants division, working out of the agency’s Garyville substation.

The Sheriff’s Office said it was alerted of the disturbance at 1:39 p.m. State police will conduct an investigation into the shooting, authorities said.


Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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