State police are investigating a shooting near Crowley that left one man dead and an Acadia Parish sheriff's deputy wounded.

Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon tells The Advertiser that 41-year-old James A. Trahan of Crowley was killed.

The Advertiser reported:

The initial investigation indicates that at about 3 a.m. Saturday, two deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance complaint at a residence in the 6100 block of Leger Road. When deputies arrived at the scene, they entered the house and 41-year-old James A. Trahan of Crowley armed himself with a shotgun, authorities said.

Melancon says Trahan fired at the deputies striking one of them in the leg. The deputies returned fire fatally wounding Trahan. The deputies have not been identified.

The sheriff said deputy underwent surgery and is recovering at a local hospital.

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