- Associated Press - Friday, April 3, 2015

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Rapides Parish sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man after he had pointed a gun at deputies and had refused to drop the weapon.

In a news release received by The Town Talk (https://townta.lk/1F8yv8W ), the unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday morning.

Deputies were called to a Pineville home because a man had threatened someone else in the house with a firearm before threatening to harm himself.

The news release says after an hour of talking with the man, he exited a room and pointed handgun at deputies.

After being told to drop the weapon, a deputy fired and hit the man in the upper chest.

The sheriff’s office says the shooting remains under investigation.


Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com

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