Joshua Dale Douglas, the man shot and killed by a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy Saturday evening, died from a single gunshot wound, St. Tammany Parish Coroner Charles Preston said Tuesday.
Douglas was shot after a chase that ended at the corner of Bode and Barbara avenues about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The chase began when a deputy tried to pull over Douglas after determining that the car Douglas was driving — a silver Infiniti sedan — had been reported stolen.
A woman who was a passenger in the car was not charged.
The investigation into the shooting is being led by the Louisiana State Police, who have released few details.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has so far refused to release the name of any deputies who fired shots at the scene or disclose their status within the agency.
The deputy-involved shooting was the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office’s third since September: Lucien Rolland was shot 18 times after leading officers from multiple agencies on a chase through two parishes; and Darien Greenwood was shot seven times after he stabbed a police dog and allegedly lunged at deputies with a knife.
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