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UPDATE: Suspect Shot and Killed in Deputy Involved Shooting in Ruston

One person is dead after a deputy involved shooting in Ruston.
Location of deputy involved fatal shooting in Ruston.  (Wesley Williams )
Location of deputy involved fatal shooting in Ruston. (Wesley Williams )
Location of deputy involved fatal shooting in Ruston.  (Wesley Williams )
Location of deputy involved fatal shooting in Ruston. (Wesley Williams )
UPDATE: One person is dead after a deputy involved shooting in Ruston. 

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies came into contact with a group of people at the parking lot of a convenience store and Johnny Rico Richardson started to run. 

Deputies say they ordered Richardson to stop, but he refused. During the foot chase, deputies say Richardson stopped, turned and pointed a weapons at the unidentified deputy that was chasing him. 

The deputy fired multiple times, hitting Richardson. 

Richardson was taken to North Louisiana Medical Center for treatment, but he was pronounced dead. 

Investigators say they located the gun they say was in Richardson's possession. 

The deputy was not injured.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone said in a press release "The preliminary investigation indicates that the officer involved acted appropriately under the circumstances when faced with an immediate threat of death or bodily harm to himself. However, in accordance with the standard law enforcement procedure, the deputy involved, whose name is not being withheld at this time, has been placed on administrative leave." 

Louisiana State Police is investigating the shooting. 




UPDATE:
 An investigation into a shooting involving a Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Deputy is underway in Ruston.

It happened Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. near a gas station on Martin Luther King and Farmerville. 

The person shot is identified as Johnny Rico Richardson. 

Witnesses on the scene report seeing Richardson run from deputies, raise his hand in the air and was shot several times. 

So far the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office has not commented on the shooting or the condition of Richardson. 



Ruston - There are reports of a shooting near a convenience story in Ruston involving a Lincoln Parish Sheriff's deputy. 

We have a crew en route to the scene. 

We will update this story as more information is made available.
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