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New details emerge in JPSO officer involved shooting

HARVEY, LA (WVUE) -

Police identified the man killed by officers in Harvey Friday night after he allegedly pointed a pistol at officers outside his house.

According to the Jefferson Parish  Sheriff's Office, 48-year-old Dedrick Marshal was killed by police when officers came to question him at his home.

The confrontation stemmed from an incident at a nearby supermarket. According to JPSO, Marshall confronted his ex-girlfriend and the man with her, along with a second couple and child, while inside a supermarket on the West Bank Expressway near Avenue D around 8:45 p.m. After arguing, police say Marshall walked outside the store. When his ex-girlfriend and her male companion left the store later, Marshal pulled up next to them and pointed a weapon in their direction while continuing to make verbal threats.

Police say Marshall circled the parking lot and confronted the group a second time, continuing to aim his weapon at them, before driving away.

After learning Marshall's identity, police went to Marshall's home at 3020 Destrehan Avenue to question him about the incident. According to JPSO, Marshall walked out of his house soon after and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the officers as soon as he saw them. A deputy then pulled out his weapon and fire one shot, killing Marshall.

Crime Scene Technicians recovered a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun next to Marshall' body during the investigation, according to JPSO.

Marshall has a prior criminal history including arrests for aggravated battery, simple battery, simple assault, second-degree battery, DWI, false imprisonment, domestic abuse and aggravated battery, according to JPSO. Marshall was on probation for second degree battery and false imprisonment.

Police say Marshall was incarcerated in Louisiana from November 2012 to September 2014 and has similar arrests in Texas.

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