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Breaux Bridge man fatally shot, deputy involved

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State Police say Breaux Bridge resident Kendall Alexander was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Martin Parish Sheriff's deputy on Sunday.

Authorities were responding to a call about a shooting at the Potpourri South Apartments in Breaux Bridge around 10 p.m., where they found the body of 34-year-old Alexander.

Trooper Stephen Hammons says the Deputy and Alexander were relatives, but was unable to give specifics.

"Until we can say factually ‘yes', based on the information we have, we certainly don't want to speculate," says Hammons.

Authorities are not yet releasing the name of the uninjured deputy and it's unclear if the deputy will be hit with criminal charges.

"We have to treat the case as though criminal charges could be filed, which is the way we treat all shooting investigations," says Hammons.

According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, as of Monday afternoon, the deputy is on paid leave.

A woman, who lives close to the deadly shooting, says she woke up to over a dozen first responders on her street.

"I did see the coroners wagon was parked in front of my house and, like I said, a whole bunch of cops," says the woman.

She says the couple living in the house, where the fatal shooting occurred, moved in about six months ago.

"Very friendly people. Never heard a cross word from them. It's mind boggling," says the woman.

The woman says she's been living in the apartment complex for more than eight years and says she has never had trouble with any of her neighbors.

"You do kinda feel awkward. You know? But, no, I would not move out just because of that," says the woman.

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