LSP: Officer kills armed suspect during domestic dispute in Tangipahoa Parish

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police released the name of the man shot and killed by Tangipahoa Sheriff's deputies.

Around 10 p.m. on Sunday, 36-year-old Philip Steven McMichael was pronounced dead at the scene after deputies responded to a call of a suspect using a weapon to threaten family members.

Neighbors on Taylor Creek Dr. said it is a small community, but one where they help each other out. And being so small, it did not take long until almost everyone on this street heard the news.

"It was a shock this morning to wake up and see it on the news. Everyone's been texting and on Facebook about the shooting on Taylor Creek Rd.," resident Roy Byrd said,

Byrd has live on the road for more than a decade and describes it as quiet.

He said he does hear gunshots occasionally, but the shots are fired as "target practice."

He says he never thought his neighbors would be involved in a fatal shooting.

State police are overseeing the investigation surrounding McMichael's death.

A spokesperson said Tangipahoa Sheriff's deputies were called out to the home for a domestic call for a suspect threatening family members with a weapon.

Shots were fired, McMichael was hit and died at the scene. Investigators would not say if McMichael fired back at deputies.

Neighbors said they did not know McMichael to do anything but keep to himself, but Byrd says he never thought a Mother's Day would come to such a violent end.

"Domestic violence it's an unfortunate thing these days. It kind of just rips our little quietness back here because it's real quiet, we love it," Byrd said.

The coroner's office said the autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. There is no word on any preliminary findings on a cause of death.

The Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office has not commented on if the deputy or deputies involved are still on duty, or their identities.

No deputies were injured in the shooting.

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