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Man shot, killed by Natchitoches deputies

2 years 1 month 1 week ago October 30, 2014 Oct 30, 2014 Thursday, October 30 2014 October 30, 2014 4:55 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies.

Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when he exchanged gun fire with deputies, who were trying to serve a protective order.

Vercher was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The names of the deputies involved have not been released. Sheriff Victor Jones says the deputies have been placed on administrative leave with pay.

Natchitoches police said there would be no further statements until the investigation is complete.

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