HOUMA — State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy by a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s deputy, State Police confirmed late Tuesday.
The sheriff’s office received a 911 call shortly before 6 p.m. reporting several armed teens entering a home at 61 Kirkglen Court, Trooper 1st Class Evan Harrell said.
The first person on the scene was a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s deputy, Harrell said.
Everything that occurred after the deputy arrived is under investigation, Harrell said, but he did say a 14-year-old boy was shot and killed. Harrell said he is unsure how many times the boy was shot and where on his body he was shot.
“A weapon was found in close proximity to the 14-year-old who was shot,” Harrell said.
Harrell said they have identified the teen, but he could not disclose the name. WWL-TV in New Orleans is reporting that family members are identifying the teen as Cameron Tillman, a student at Ellender High School.
Harrell said three other intruders were arrested — two juveniles and an 18-year-old man — and a fifth person fled from the house before additional deputies arrived.
The State Police investigation is being conducted at the request of the Sheriff’s Office, Harrell said.