NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two people have been shot by law enforcement officials during weekend standoffs in different parts of Louisiana.
State police reported the first incident Saturday evening in Sabine Parish in western Louisiana. Officers shot 27-year-old Michael A. Malmay of Noble after he allegedly carried a shotgun onto private property, threatened the home owners, threatened to shoot himself then pointed the weapon at officers. Malmay was in critical condition at a Shreveport hospital Sunday.
On Sunday morning in southeastern Louisiana's Washington Parish, the Sheriff's Office says a man shouting complaints about the Affordable Care Act fired shots inside his home. His wife escaped unharmed.
When the man, identified as 56-year-old Johnnie Ryals, raised a rifle at deputies, a sniper shot him in the ear. He was hospitalized. His condition was unavailable.