Suspect killed following hostage situation in Hickory
HICKORY, LA (WVUE) - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Deputies say a man is dead following a hostage situation in Hickory Saturday night.
The Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to a home in the 37200 block of Hollifield Lane just after 10 p.m. It was reported that a man was shooting a gun inside the home and holding a female hostage.
According to the deputies, the suspect exited the home with the gun and pointed it at them. The deputies opened fire killing the suspect.
The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office has identified the suspect as 55-year-old Eddy Longoria of Dallas, Texas.
There were no other injuries reported in the incident.
The Sheriff's Office says the deputies that were involved in the shooting have been placed on temporary leave pending an investigation. This is standard protocol in officer-involved shootings.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
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