La. State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Houma

La. State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Houma
(Source: WVUE FOX 8)

HOUMA, La. (WVUE) -Houma Police say a man is dead after he shot at officers prompting them to return fire.

A spokesman for the Houma Police Dept. says around 3 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of shots fired on Stovall Street in Houma.

Houma officers, assisted by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office spotted a man walking in the middle of the street with a gun.

Officers attempted to deescalate the situation, but the man, identified as 43-year-old Cory Donell Truxillo of Thibodaux, began making comments to officers about suicide by cop. It was at that point he began firing at officers.

Louisiana State Police will handle the investigation.

No officers or deputies were injured

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