POSTED: Monday, September 28, 2009 - 7:08am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:59pm
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - State police detectives are investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of the suspect in a homicide, a sexual assault and a stabbing in Iberia and Vermilion parishes.
The hunt for Jonathan Latham began late Thursday after he reportedly cut the throat of his girlfriend's 17-year-old son in Erath. The victim was treated and released.
On Friday, Latham reportedly killed his girlfriend's grandfather
and raped and beat the man's 11-year-old great-granddaughter. Troopers say the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office learned late Friday night that Lathan might be in the Breaux Bridge area. As authorities entered a home, state police said Lathan ran to a rear bedroom, there was a struggle and Lathan was fatally shot.