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Sheriff: 21-year-old shot to death after pulling gun on his parents

4 months 1 week 6 days ago Wednesday, March 30 2022 Mar 30, 2022 March 30, 2022 2:45 PM March 30, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. ROSE - A man shot and killed his 21-year-old son after he showed up at his parents' house with a gun and bulletproof vest.  

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened Tuesday after an argument erupted between the 21-year-old and his mother at the home in St. Rose. 

Deputies said the confrontation escalated after his father arrived. The sheriff's office said the son then drew a handgun, prompting the father to pull out his own weapon and shoot. 

The 21-year-old, whose identity has not been released, died from his injuries.

According to the sheriff's office, the son had a history of "unstable and violent" behavior and previously underwent mental health treatment. 

Investigators said the incident was unrelated to another shooting that happened in the same area a day earlier. 

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