A Franklin Parish sheriff’s deputy pursuing a reckless driver Thursday morning on U.S. 425 south of Winnsboro shot and killed the man, according to State Police, which is investigating the incident.
State Police spokesman Michael Reichardt said deputies were pursuing the reckless driver about 10:30 a.m. and “at some point during the pursuit, the deputies feared for their lives and fired at the vehicle.”
The man driving the vehicle was struck and died at the scene, Reichardt said. No one else was in the vehicle, he said.
State Police are leading the investigation and do not plan on releasing the driver’s identity before Monday, Reichardt said. He would not disclose where the driver was from.
He said he did not have information about the number of officers at the scene when the driver was shot.