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Suspect dies after standoff

5 years ago November 23, 2009 Nov 23, 2009 Monday, November 23 2009 Monday, November 23, 2009 9:59:28 AM EST in News
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.

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