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Sheriff: Man shot 'multiple rounds' at deputies before being hit by returned fire, arrested

1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago Friday, June 24 2022 Jun 24, 2022 June 24, 2022 5:16 PM June 24, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. FRANCISVILLE - A man shot several times at a group of deputies and damaged sheriff's vehicles before they returned fire and were able to arrest him.

The West Feliciana Sheriff's Office received several calls Friday afternoon about Deandrick Brown, 24, causing disturbances in his neighborhood. According to Sheriff Brian Spillman, Brown's parents called deputies multiple times to have him removed from their home.

The second time Brown's parents called the sheriff's office, he had a weapon and was waiting at their door.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they confronted Brown, who reportedly fired "multiple rounds," striking a vehicle twice.

One of the deputies returned fire and was able to incapacitate Brown and take him into custody.

According to Sheriff Spillman, Brown appeared to be suffering from a mental illness.

EMS were sent to the scene, but Brown's injuries were reportedly minor.

Louisiana State Police announced later Friday evening they would be launching an investigation into the shooting.

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