Deputy involved in domestic dispute killed
LAPLACE - State Police said a St. John Parish sheriff's deputy was on duty and in uniform when he fired a gun during an investigation into a domestic disturbance at his home in LaPlace Wednesday.
State Police said the deputies who responded were forced to shoot Lt. Nolan Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the sheriff's office.
Investigators said they tried to talk to the 50-year-old sheriff's deputy as they were investigating reports he was threatening his wife. Sheriff Mike Tregre said Anderson fired on his fellow officers, and they returned fire.
Anderson was taken to River Parishes hospital, where he died from his injuries. His wife had some superficial injuries.
"Life is full of decisions... He (Anderson) made a decision today, we had to make a decision to use lethal force," Sheriff Tregre said. "I wish we could change it, but we can't. Hopefully the sun will come up tomorrow."
State Police will handle the criminal investigation into the incident.