- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - A deputy shot and critically wounded a man brandishing a gun outside a mobile home in south Louisiana on Thursday, according to the local sheriff.

Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said the man pointed a gun at a deputy but didn’t fire any shots before a deputy shot him in the buttocks.

The Louisiana State Police is investigating the shooting, which occurred just before noon in an unincorporated part of the parish near Plaquemine. The wounded man’s name and age weren’t immediately released.

Stassi said the wounded man’s mother had called the sheriff’s office for help after her son allegedly beat her and shot out a car window as she tried to leave the home.

The sheriff said several deputies had a perimeter set up, but only one fired three or four shots at the man, striking him once.

The wounded man’s mother was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries, according to the sheriff.

Stassi said the wounded man and the deputy who shot him are both white. The deputy will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which Stassi said is customary.

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