BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man who fired on officers in Louisiana who were trying to stop him after he appeared to fall asleep at the wheel Sunday was killed in a confrontation with more officers hours later, authorities said.
One East Baton Rouge deputy was grazed by a bullet and was treated at a hospital and released, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said.
A deputy saw the man dozing off as he was driving around 7:30 a.m. and pulled him over, Gautreaux said.
But when the deputy got out of his vehicle, the man drove away and led officers on a slow speed chase, later crashing his vehicle and firing at the deputy chasing him and another officer nearby, Gautreaux said at a news conference.
More officers tracked down the man in the woods and Gautreaux said there was an “armed confrontation” that ended with the man’s death.