Police: Fleeing suspect dies after jumping into bayou

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a man died after jumping into a waterway while fleeing police following a domestic incident late Tuesday night.

The Gonzales Police Department identified the man as Jerrick Lane, 25, of Gonzales.

Sgt. Steve Nethken with GPD said officers were called out to reports of a man holding a gun to a woman's head just before 11 p.m.

He added when police arrived on the scene on Abe Street, the suspect ran away, jumped in the nearby bayou and never resurfaced.

According to reports, the officers jumped into the water to try to find him, but didn't have any luck. Officials said Lane's body was found a short distance away from where he jumped into the water.

Police reported no weapons were discharged during the incident.

The case is still being investigated.

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