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Deputies in Louisiana kill man sought in series of crimes

January 3, 2022 GMT

CHATHAM, La. (AP) — Deputies killed a 63-year-old man who was sought in a series of crimes after he pointed a gun at them and refused to put it down, Louisiana State Police said.

Michael Dobbins of Chatham was accused of breaking into a vehicle, stealing a weapon, breaking into a house, attacking one resident and threatening to kill another, and shooting at passing traffic in the Jackson Parish town, according to a news release sent Sunday.

Sheriff’s deputies found Dobbins hiding behind some abandoned cars at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, hours after the crimes began, the news release said.

Police said he confronted the officers and rejected their commands to drop the gun.