Rampage ends with officer injured, suspect’s mother dead

FRANKLINTON, LA (WVUE) -

A man set
his own home on fire with the body of his dead mother inside after shooting a
neighbor and a police officer Thursday night, according to officials.

The
Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office said one of the victims was returning home
on 16th Avenue near Lenora in Franklinton when his neighbor approached him and
demanded money. The victim said he did not have any money on him and was shot
in the arm. He is currently in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The
suspected shooter then returned to his home and barricaded himself inside. According
to reports, he shot at one of the officers, but was only hit in the arm thanks
to his flak jacket. A spokesman with the sheriff’s office said the bullet-proof
vest likely saved the officer’s life.

Police said
the man then set fire to his own home before eventually surrendering. After the
fire was put out, authorities said the body of the suspect’s dead mother was
found inside the burned home.

The suspect
was treated for injuries at the River Parish Hospital and then booked into the
Washington Parish Jail.

Officials have not released any names.

The
Franklinton Police Department is handling the case. 

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