State police investigate in-custody death of Iberia Parish man - KLFY News 10

State police investigate in-custody death of Iberia Parish man

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Early Monday morning, Louisiana State Police detectives are investigating the death of 22-year-old Victor White III of New Iberia after he was found deceased of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Troopers began the investigation at the request of Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal.

The initial investigation indicates that Sunday night at about 11:22 p.m., deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office were responding to the report of a fight in the 300 block of Lewis Street.  Upon responding to the area, deputies located White and discovered he was in possession of illegal narcotics. 

White was taken into custody, handcuffed behind his back, and transported to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office for processing. Once at the sheriff's office, White became uncooperative and refused to exit the deputy's patrol vehicle. 

As the deputy requested assistance from other deputies, White produced a handgun and fired one round striking himself in the back. White was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the case.

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