UPDATE: TALLULAH, La. (KTVE/KARD)–Louisiana State Police says 29-year-old Michael Jackson of Vicksburg, Mississippi has died from gunshot injuries after yesterday’s standoff just north of Tallulah.
On May 31, 2021 around 9:30 A.M., the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Louisiana State Police with an armed subject who initially barricaded himself in his vehicle on U.S. Highway 65, north of Tallulah.
According to arrest reports, the preliminary investigation revealed that deputies with the MPSO were contacted by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi in reference to a wanted subject traveling west on Interstate 20.
Jackson was wanted for several offenses including the dragging of Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies as they attempted to take Jackson into custody.
Upon being located by MPSO, Jackson fled from deputies and ultimately crashed into a ditch alongside U.S. Highway 65. Once stopped, Jackson brandished a handgun and threatened suicide leading MPSO deputies to secure the scene and call for assistance.
When LSP personnel arrived on the scene and began negotiations, Jackson continued acting erratically including shooting into his vehicle and exiting to walk in the adjourning field with the firearm.
After several hours of negotiations and less lethal weapon disarming attempts, Jackson approached the safety perimeter and attempted to draw his handgun, which resulted in shots being fired by Troopers. Jackson was struck by gunfire and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
UPDATE: TALLULAH, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Louisiana State Police say the stand-off has ended and the suspect was shot by troopers.
We are still waiting on more information from police. We will bring you more details as they become available.
TALLULAH, La. (KTVE/KARD) (May 31, 2021 4:59 p.m.) — Louisiana State Police are working a stand-off situation in Tallulah.
This is a breaking news situation. Details are limited, but we know the Louisiana State Police are on the scene.
We will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.