LSP: Woman killed by St. John deputy

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Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:01 AM
Updated: Jan 24, 2013 11:28 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: st john, deputy, shooting, laplace, louisiana, state police

LAPLACE- State police are investigating a fatal shooting involving St. John the Baptist Parish deputies.

Trooper Nick Manale says a deputy stopped the woman for a traffic violation around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Manale says as the deputy approached the car, the woman flashed a gun and fled the scene.

A short time later the woman pulled up to a house near LaPlace.

As deputies arrived at the scene, Manale says the woman fired a shot in the direction of officers.

He says deputies returned fire, fatally injuring the woman.

The woman's name has not been released.

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