Louisiana deputy shoots, kills man in gunfire exchange

JENA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who was shooting at deputies who had come to arrest him on a domestic violence warrant, Louisiana State Police said Friday.

A LaSalle Parish sheriff’s deputy was slightly injured during the exchange of gunfire late Thursday with Jessie A. Hudnall, 29, of the Whitehall community near Jena, a state police news release said.

As deputies tried to arrest Hudnall, he fled to and barricaded himself inside a home, the statement said.

The statement did not say how the gunfire began. Asked who shot first, Trooper Casey Wallace emailed only, “Ongoing investigation.”

Hudnall died at a hospital.

The news release did not give his race or the deputy’s.

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