DONALDSONVILLE, La. – A Louisiana sheriff says an off-duty state police detective shot and wounded a man who allegedly broke into his unmarked car and then threatened to shoot him.
Sheriff Jeff Wiley in Ascension Parish says in a news release that the man is being treated at a hospital after the shooting early Sunday. Wiley didn’t identify either man or their races.
Wiley says a neighbor woke the detective about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, saying someone was breaking into the officer’s car. He says the neighbor then called the sheriff’s office.
Investigators say the detective chased and caught the man, who had several valuable items. Authorities say they struggled and the man allegedly said he was ready to use his gun and reached for his pants pocket. They say that’s when the detective shot him once in the abdomen.