Man fatally shot after he runs over deputy

HENDERSON, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a shooting that involved St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics officers.

Around 10 p.m. Friday, Deputies with St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division were conducting an investigation. During the investigation, deputies approached a vehicle in the parking lot of a grocery store on LA Highway 352, that they believed was involved in a narcotics transaction.

Troopers say the driver of the vehicle, Alton Davis Jr., 32, of Cecila, placed his vehicle in reverse and hit one of the deputies. Deputies fired shots striking Davis.

Davis was taken to a hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.  The Deputy who was hit by the car was treated for minor injuries.

This case remains under investigation.

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