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State Police: Burglar killed in deputy-involved shooting in Tangipahoa Parish

1 week 3 days 2 hours ago Friday, November 20 2020 Nov 20, 2020 November 20, 2020 2:19 PM November 20, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

ROBERT - State police are investigating a shooting involving a sheriff's deputy that left a suspected burglar dead Friday.

A Louisiana State Police spokesperson said the shooting happened around 6 a.m. Friday. on Coleman Road in Robert. 

According to the agency, a deputy with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office was responding to a 911 call concerning a burglary at the time. Investigators said both the burglar and homeowner were shot at some point during the incident.

The burglar, identified by police as 27-year-old Jordan Patterson, died at the scene. The homeowner was taken to a hospital in stable condition. 

State Police confirmed the deputy fired his weapon at some point but said the sequence of events remained "part of the ongoing investigation."

The deputy was unharmed.

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