Trooper Nick Manale says it started as a traffic stop around 3:30 this morning, a traffic stop in which the driver, a woman, flashed a gun at the deputy and then sped away. Says the deputy pursued and caught up to her in the rear of a residence on 2nd Street in LaPlace, and refused to get out of the vehicle.
"Deputies approached the vehicle, she fires one round toward the direction, one shot toward the direction, at which time they returned fire," Manale told WWL First News. "They fatally wounded the female driver."
Manale says the incident is still under investigation.