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SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT KILLS MAN IN SHOTGUN
STANDOFF AFTER RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC DISPUTE
A Winnsboro man died Tuesday after being shot by a Franklin Parish Sheriff's deputy responding to a domestic dispute Monday at a Dummy Line Road residence.
Grant Whistler, 63, 1054 Dummy Line Road, was felled by shots fired from the deputy while Whistler was wielding a shot gun and ignoring warnings to drop his weapon, according to law enforcement officials.
"Whistler became confrontational with deputies and refused to put the weapon down. Whistler continued toward the deputies with the shotgun and refused their verbal commands to stop and put the gun down," according to a release issued by Trooper Mark Dennis of the Louisiana State Police.
The deputy fired his weapon and struck Whistler two times, according to Dennis.
Officials reported a deputy was prompted to the home by a 911 call around 2 p.m. concerning a domestic dispute.
Whistler confronted the deputy with the shot gun and told him to get off of his property, according to reports.
Officials said the deputy retreated from the driveway to a safe location where he called for back up. When other deputies arrived, Whistler reportedly was still holding the shot gun and was shot by the deputy.
Law enforcement blocked traffic on the road for about an hour during the standoff, until Whistler was driven away by ambulance to Franklin Medical Center.
Officials report he was later taken to the LSU-Shreveport Hospital where he died.
The incident is being investigated by the Louisiana State Police.
In the photo: EMTs load a man into an awaiting ambulance after being shot by a Franklin Parish sheriff's deputy who was responding to a domestic dispute. The man later died from his injuries at a Shreveport hospital. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)