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Gunman reportedly tells deputy, "Shoot me"

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RACELAND, LA (WVUE) -

A gunman was arrested without incident after allegedly pulling a gun on a Lafourche Sheriff deputy, then ordering the officer to "shoot me".   Sheriff Craig Webre says a patrol deputy initially found Jacob Plaisance  in the parking .lot of a truck stop along LA Highway 182 in Raceland.  Webre says Plaisance was sitting near a drainage ditch about 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 with his feet in the mud, acting agitated while speaking on a cell phone.

When the deputy questioned the man about what was wrong and requested his name,  the man became evasive in his answers, prompting the officer to further question him. Eventually the man reportedly identified himself as Jacob Plaisance. When the deputy asked Plaisance to accompany him to his unit, Sheriff Webre says Plaisance refused and pulled a concealed revolver from his waistband.  Plaisance then allegedly tossed the gun to the ground and fled on foot, The deputy began to run after Plaisance, when the deputy says Plaisance stopped, turned toward him and yelled, “shoot me” in an aggressive manner, ignoring orders to lay on the ground.

After a few minutes, Plaisance finally complied and was taken into custody. Deputies recovered a loaded revolver at the scene that investigators believe Plaisance stole in a burglary earlier that day.  Deputies also learned Plaisance was a convicted felon currently on probation, and he had an active warrant for felony theft in Terrebonne Parish.

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