BATON ROUGE, La. — A man accused of shooting a sheriff’s deputy in Louisiana was killed after allegedly leading officers on a six-hour manhunt Sunday.
Investigators say an East Baton Rouge deputy was trying to pull over 39-year-old Bernard Ledlow Sunday morning because he appeared to be falling asleep at the wheel.
Ledlow then led deputies on a slow speed chase and fired a gun through his back windshield.
Investigators say he continued to fire on deputies after crashing, grazing a deputy who was treated at a hospital and released.
Authorities say the man fled into a wooded area and was killed hours later in a confrontation with more officers.
The injured deputy was transported to an area hospital and subsequently released with a graze wound.