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Inmate took corrections deputy's gun, shot himself in the head inside St. Mary courthouse

9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Friday, December 16 2022 Dec 16, 2022 December 16, 2022 4:12 PM December 16, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: KATC

FRANKLIN - An inmate took a deputy's gun and shot himself in the head in an apparent suicide at a Louisiana courthouse Monday morning. 

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened shortly before 9 a.m. inside the parish courthouse in Franklin. Louisiana State Police said the detainee, later identified as 34-year-old Chad Williams, died at a hospital.

Friday, troopers said in a "struggle" between Williams and a corrections deputy, Williams took the deputy's gun and shot himself in the head.

The corrections deputy was not hurt in the exchange.

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