UPDATE: Identity released of man killed after allegedly firing at deputies in Terrebonne Parish

Terrebonne deputies shoot, kill aggravated assault suspect

MONTEGUT, La. (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Terrebonne Parish.

According to LSP, deputies with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Mimosa Lane around 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 12 in reference to an aggravated assault involving a man with a rifle.

As deputies attempted to negotiate with the man, identified as 54-year-old Gary Rodriguez Jr. of Montegut, he began to fire at them, police say.

Deputies returned fire, striking the man. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

The Louisiana State Police will serve as the lead investigative agency. The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab responded to the scene to assist with the investigation which remains ongoing.

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