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Police: Man fatally shot during encounter with deputies

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities say deputies in Louisiana shot and killed a man while trying to serve an arrest warrant.

Louisiana State Police Trooper Brooks David says St. Martin Parish sheriff’s deputies were serving the warrant late Monday at a home in Cade when they encountered a man armed with a gun.

David says state police investigators are trying to determine how many deputies fired shots at the man, who died at a local hospital. No other information about the shooting was immediately released.

The Advocate reports ( ) that St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ginny Higgins referred all questions about the shooting to the state police.

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