Agencies: David Wade Correctional Center Louisiana
Last updated: about 1 month ago
The Louisiana Department of Corrections says in a news release late Thursday that officials noticed 39-year-old Deltra Henderson was missing from the David Wade Correctional Center in Claiborne Parish about 1:40 p.m. It says Henderson had stolen a car and crashed it not far from the prison complex.
The department says officers found Henderson hiding in a home on prison property later in the afternoon and surrounded the building. Henderson opened fire, and officers returned fire, killing him.
The Department of Corrections said the person they believe Henderson killed was a Claiborne Parish resident. The victim's name was being withheld pending notification of family.