HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - A Houma man who pointed a gun at a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Deputy was shot and killed Wednesday morning.
According to police, a Terrebonne Parish deputy responded to the Coteau Truck Plaza parking lot on La. 182 Houma, in reference to a suspicious person in a green colored Dodge Durango.
The deputy arrived on scene and made contact with a white male who appeared to be sleeping on the back seat of the Durango.
The man sat up on the backseat behind the front passenger seat. When the deputy asked the man for his identification, the man picked up a handgun from the floorboard of his vehicle.
The deputy ordered him several times to put down the gun when the man pulled the trigger and shot himself in the chest. After shooting himself the deputy ordered him again to put down the gun and he refused. Then, when the man pointed the gun at the deputy, the deputy shot him.
The man was taken the man to the Terrebonne General Hospital where he died.
Police say there were two witnesses and the entire incident was captured on the deputy's body camera. The TPSO and Louisiana State Police are handling the investigation.
The deceased man was identified as 59-year-old Wilton Henry of Houma. Henry did not have a current residence and had been sleeping in his vehicle.