During the late evening hours of February 17, 2021, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was requested by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting incident in Mount Hermon, LA. The incident resulted in the death of 28-year-old Dustin A. Crain of Mount Hermon.
The preliminary investigation revealed that shortly after 10:00 pm, Washington Parish deputies were dispatched to an address on Albert Magee Road in Mount Hermon in reference to a domestic violence incident. As deputies arrived at the residence, Crain armed himself with two large knives and confronted the responding deputies. During the course of the interaction, a deputy fired his duty weapon striking Crain. He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Washington Parish Coroner’s Office. No law enforcement personnel were injured in the incident.
The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab has processed the incident scene and the investigation is active and ongoing with no further information available at this time. Information about the domestic violence case preceding this incident will be handled through the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.