A Vermilion Parish, LA, Sheriff's Deputy was attempting to pick up a man on an order of protective custody within the city limits of Abbeville, LA, on Wednesday when he was shot, according to police. The suspect was killed when the deputy returned fire.
According to the police report obtained by KATC Investigates, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office was aiding the Abbeville Police Department in picking up Dwight Brown, 41, to bring him to the local emergency room. A family member had reported that the man "wanted to kill people in a church."
Shortly after their arrival, the deputy and officers "came under fire" from Brown, Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesperson TFC Thomas Gossen said.
The deputy was struck by one of the shots. As Brown stood in the roadway allegedly aiming a rifle at the deputy and officers, the deputy returned fire, striking and fatally wounding Brown, Gossen said.
The wounded deputy was transported to a hospital and has since been released.