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Oct 28, 2009 8:52 AM

State police investigate shooting in Vernon Parish

ANACOCO, La. (AP) State police are investigating a fatal shooting involving Vernon Parish sheriff's deputies.

Troopers say deputies responded to a domestic call Tuesday night in Anacoco involving 38-year-old Mark Odom Self.

When deputies arrived, Self allowed his ex-wife and 17-year-old daughter to leave the house.

Trooper say the ex-wife told deputies that Self had been drinking heavily all day and that he struck her several times before deputies arrived.

After repeated commands to exit, authorities say Self refused to comply with the commands and pointed a weapon at the deputies. Two deputies fired their weapons striking him.

Self was pronounced dead on the scene.

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