St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots suspect after police chase _lowres

Joshua Douglas


Update, 6:37 p.m.: St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston identified the victim as Joshua Douglas, 24, of Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office spokesman James Hartman said. The autopsy is pending.

Original story:

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed an unidentified man in Covington on Saturday night, Louisiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Nick Manale said.

Around 5:30 p.m. deputies began chasing the suspect driving a four-door silver Infiniti sedan from Mandeville to Third Avenue near Helenberg Road in Covington where the shooting occurred, Manale said. Several deputies were at the scene during the shooting.

The victm's body has been turned over to the coroner's office, Manale said.

Louisiana State Police are investigating the shooting, Manale said.

No further details were provided.