Suspect dies after standoff

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Posted: Nov 23, 2009 10:59 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Nov 23, 2009 11:12 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, shooting, standoff, Amite, East Snowcreek Road, David Johnson, shotgun, investigation

State police are investigating a shooting death involving Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies.

Sheriff Daniel Edwards says 49-year-old David Johnson was shot Sunday night in Amite.

Edwards said officers responded to a disturbance and found Johnson in his yard armed with a shotgun. After a brief standoff, Edwards said a woman came running from the woods and began struggling with Johnson.

The sheriff says Johnson pointed the shotgun at a deputy who fell to the ground during the struggle. That is when other deputies shot Johnson, fearing for their safety. He died at the hospital.

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