Louisiana State Police - State Troopers
Louisiana State Police - State Troopers

State police investigating deputy-involved shooting in Ponchatoula

PONCHATOULA — State police are investigating a fatal shooting involving a deputy that occurred Monday evening in Ponchatoula.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home in the 14000 block of Madison Lane. Officials say deputies encountered Warren Burton, 20, while attempting to serve a protective custody order.

During the encounter, officials say Burton had a gun and pointed it toward deputies. One deputy shot Burton and he died at the scene. No deputies were injured.

Anyone with information, pictures, or video is urged to share it with LSP detectives. Citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007 or by visiting file a report.

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