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Suspect's suicide ends manhunt

5 years ago April 09, 2010 Apr 9, 2010 Friday, April 09 2010 Friday, April 09, 2010 8:14:51 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

DeWayne Steward killed himself Friday ending a five-hour standoff.  He was on the run since shooting a deputy in Baton Rouge Tuesday night.

The manhunt ended as deputies forced their way into a trailer in Darrow.  The second tip of the day led authorities there.

Starting at 10:30 Friday morning, deputies and U.S. Marshals tried to bring Steward out alive.

Not quite the fanfare of Thursday's false alarm, but Ascension Parish deputies had what it took to move in on the man who shot a fellow law enforcement officer.

In the end, Steward shot himself after deputies fired tear gas into the trailer to make him come out.

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