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Details released on deputy-involved shooting in Sulphur, one arrested

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David S. Rozas / Courtesy of CPSO David S. Rozas / Courtesy of CPSO

More details have been released about the deputy-involved shooting in Calcasieu Parish. 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says that at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 28, deputies responded to a call in reference to a burglary in process at a residence on Patton Street in Sulphur. Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect identified as 45-year-old David S. Rozas outside of the residence holding a gun in his hand. Deputies say they made contact with Rozas, giving loud verbal commands to drop his gun. 

When Rozas did not comply and raised his gun to deputies, deputies responded by firing. Rozas returned fire, at that time the deputy took cover and continued to firing, striking Rozas several times. 

After an investigation, it was learned by detectives that Rozas had broken into the home of his estranged wife while armed with a gun. Detectives say Rozas was searching the residence for an acquaintance of his wife's who was not there. Rozas' wife called 911 and exited the home in an attempt to hide outside. Detectives say that Rozas left the home and began to drive away from the residence when he noticed his wife hiding outside. Rozas exited his vehicle and chased her down. Deputies arrived on scene at that time.

Deputies say Rozas was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Rozas was arrested by deputies and charged with attempted first degree murder of a police officer, aggravated assault with a firearm, and home invasion. He is expected to be booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center upon his release from the hospital. 

Bond is set at $875,000

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