32-year-old Jason Glover was shot as deputies investigated reported domestic incident
An Iraq war veteran died Saturday after being shot by a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputy late Friday night when he allegedly pointed at a handgun at the deputy.
Deputies had gone to the home of 32-year-old Jason Glover on Highway 435 after his girlfriend called to report that he had threatened to kill her.
When they arrived, the deputies reportedly found Glover sitting in a truck outside the home armed with a handgun. He allegedly ignored orders to drop the gun and was shot twice when he reportedly pointed it directly at one of the officers.
Sheriff Jack Strain said Glover suffered "significant injuries" during his deployment in Iraq. He reportedly was wounded when an IED exploded under a vehicle in 2004.
Strain termed it a "truly tragic situation."
“Since his return...this young man has struggled greatly to adjust and to recover from his experience. Sadly, he and his family were ultimately unable to find the help he truly needed. Today, the thoughts and prayers of the Sheriff’s office go out to this family during their very difficult time,” Strain said.
As with all deputy-involved shootings, both criminal and internal investigations will be conducted.