Louisiana State Police Investigating Deputy-Involved Shooting in Red River Parish
Published 5:14 pm Sunday, August 28, 2022
Red River Parish – On August 27, 2022, shortly before 5:00 p.m., Detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations were called to investigate a deputy-involved shooting. The incident involved deputies with the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The preliminary investigation revealed that deputies were investigating a previous incident, involving an alleged armed individual and a complainant, that occurred at a different location than the deputy-involved shooting. Deputies met the complainant at a church located on US Hwy 71, north of A.C. Whatley Road. The suspect, later identified as 69-year-old Maxie George of Coushatta, arrived on the scene and approached deputies while they were interviewing the complainant. During the course of the interaction, George was shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Red River Parish Coroner.
Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating agency into this deputy-involved shooting, and the scene is being processed by the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory. The investigation remains active and ongoing. Further information will be released as it becomes available.