TALLULAH, La. (WJTV) – Louisiana State police are taking the lead in the probe of an interstate chase that began with an incident in Warren County.
Warren County deputies were investigating an employee theft embezzlement case at the Bovina Grocery on Monday. According to authorities, 29-year-old Michael Jackson of Vicksburg tried to escape the scene by vehicle injuring two deputies.
He fled west on I-20, crossed into Louisiana and eventually crashed into a ditch near Tallulah. That’s where Jackson showed a handgun and threatened to kill himself.
A standoff lasted hours. Police said Jackson eventually tried to draw his firearm as he approached a Louisiana State police. As a result, they fired their own weapons and wounded Jackson.
He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities have yet to explain what may have lead to the store theft case.