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