State Police investigate in-custody death of Iberia Parish man
Iberia Parish (NBC33) — Louisiana State Police are investigating the death of 22-year-old Victor White III, of New Iberia, who was pronounced dead from what looked like a self-inflicted gunshot wound early Monday morning.
According to police reports, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a fight in the 300 block of Lewis Street around 11:22 p.m.
When they arrived on scene, officers located White and found that he had illegal drugs.
Police took white into custody and drove him to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office for processing. Once at the Sheriff’s Office, white stopped cooperating with police and refused to get out of the deputy’s patrol car.
As the deputy called for backup, White produced a handgun and fired one round, striking himself in the back.
White was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead from the gunshot wound.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the case.