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Police: Officers kill man who pulled weapon during arrest

February 28, 2019

DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Police in southwest Louisiana say officers fatally shot a man who pulled a weapon when they tried to arrest him.

Louisiana State Police identified the man as 21-year-old Gary Clark of DeRidder. The city’s interim police chief, Christopher Rudy, tells KPLC-TV that Clark produced a weapon when two police officers and a sheriff’s deputy came to arrest him, and all three fired.

He says all are on administrative leave while state police investigate.

State police say in a news release that the officers were assigned to the Beauregard Parish Narcotics Task Force, and the shooting happened in a bedroom about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.

DeRidder, just east of the Texas state line, is a city of about 10,800 and the seat of Beauregard Parish.

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