12/15/2006

La. man who attacked deputies with their own TASER is fatally shot

By Michelle Hunter, East Jefferson bureau
Times-Picayune

Authorities said a Jefferson man disarmed two deputies, attacking them with their own baton and a Taser gun, before he was shot and killed by one of the deputies early Thursday morning.

Walter Douglas, 41, was pronounced dead the Charity Hospital Trauma Unit at Elmwood after the run-in with Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies, which occurred just after midnight at Douglas' home at 693 Jefferson Heights Ave., Sheriff Harry Lee said.

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