Louisiana State Police Investigating Houma Police Department Officer-Involved Shooting

Published 4:43 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Houma – On November 1, 2021, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was requested by the Houma Police Department (HPD) to investigate an officer-involved shooting.

At approximately 4:11 p.m., the Houma Police Department received a call about a disturbance at an address on Downtown Court in the city limits of Houma. The preliminary investigation by LSP Detectives revealed immediately after the first HPD officer arrived on scene, 36-year-old Johnny McGee of Houma charged at the officer while holding a screwdriver. As the officer gave commands to stop and began to create distance, McGee continued forward as an additional officer arrived on the scene. McGee raised his arm with the screwdriver in-hand towards one of the officers resulting in an officer discharging his service weapon.

McGee was struck by gunfire and transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. No officers were injured in the incident.

Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating agency. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted with processing the scene. As the investigation continues and evidence is processed, additional information will be released.