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Man killed by officers in Houma was armed with pellet gun

The shooting happened Monday on Woodlawn Ranch Road near Highway 56. It’s a residential area and children were playing outside (FOX 8 photo). The shooting happened Monday on Woodlawn Ranch Road near Highway 56. It’s a residential area and children were playing outside (FOX 8 photo).
HOUMA, LA (WVUE) -

Eight law enforcement officers have been placed on administrative leave after killing a 45-year-old man following a car chase on Monday.

The shooting happened Monday evening on Woodlawn Ranch Road near Highway 56. It’s a residential area where children were playing outside.

Louisiana State Police say a Jean Falgout, a theft suspect, led troopers, Houma Police and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputies on a chase through a busy Houma neighborhood. Officers put out a spike strip and were able to stop the suspect's car on Woodlawn Ranch Road.

Officers say Falgout then got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at them. Officers open fired, killing the suspect.

A Louisiana State Police investigation revealed Falgout was carrying a pellet gun that looked like a revolver.

The shooters have now been placed on temporary leave. Deputies say this is a normal procedure in matters like these.

The officers have only been identified as three Houma Police officers, three Terrebonne sheriff’s deputies and two state troopers.

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