Man dies after Sulphur officer shoots him

Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 5:42 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2023 at 4:12 PM CST
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SULPHUR, La. (KPLC) - A man has died in a local hospital after a Sulphur police officer shot him Sunday evening.

Sulphur police got a call about a shot fired near a business on Ruth Street around 11 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D spokesperson Derek Senegal said.

The complainant described a silver vehicle leaving the area and heading east on Henning Drive, Senegal said. Officers saw a vehicle matching the description in the driveway of a home in the 600 block of Henning Drive with some people standing around it.

Troopers say police began “interacting” with the people around the vehicle and during “the course of the interaction,” one person was shot by officers. Troopers would not elaborate on what the interaction entailed but did say no officers were harmed. The name of the person shot has not yet been released.

Anyone with information, photos or video of the incident is asked to call State Police at 337-527-9111. You can also provide tips anonymously by calling 1-800-434-8007 or clicking HERE.

Click HERE to read the full press release from Louisiana State Police.