LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say an armed man was wounded in a gunfight with a sheriff’s deputy outside his estranged wife’s home.
A Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office news release says the suspect’s wife called 911 after he broke into her house in Sulphur, 140 miles (225 kilometers) west of Baton Rouge.
She tried to hide outside the home and he chased her as deputies arrived.
The release says a deputy ordered the man to drop the gun but he raised it toward the deputy, who fired, leading to an exchange of gunfire.
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Forty-five-year-old David Rozas, of Sulphur, was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
He faces charges including attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, and was to be jailed on $875,000 bond after his discharge from the hospital.
It was not immediately known if Rozas has an attorney.