Man shot after pointing shotgun at CPSO deputies

Man shot after pointing shotgun at CPSO deputies
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 9:49am

An armed man who pointed a gun at Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies was shot and transported to a hospital.

On October 29 around 7:15 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was called out to a house on Copperleaf Dr. in Lake Charles in reference to a disturbance between neighbors.

When deputies arrived, they learned Carroll J. Comeaux, 67, verbally assaulted his neighbor, who was out working in his yard, with racial slurs and curse words, then pointed a shotgun at him.

Deputies attempted to make contact with Comeaux at his residence, but got no response. They went around the house and looked into a window and saw Comeaux sitting at a dining table; he then got up from the chair and grabbed a shotgun and a spotlight.

As deputies continued to identify themselves and ordered Comeaux to drop his weapon, Comeaux ignored their loud verbal demands and came to the front door holding the spotlight and shotgun. He exited the front door and pointed the shotgun in the direction of the deputies.

Deputies fired at Comeaux, striking him twice.

Comeaux was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was admitted for treatment for his injuries. He was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer With a Firearm and one count of Aggravated Assault.

Comeaux remains in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He will be booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center upon his release from the hospital.

Bond is pending.

The Louisiana State Police is handling the investigation of the shooting the suspect by deputies.

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