The Caddo Parish DA’s office has determined that deadly shooting of a Blanchard man in June 2013 by a Caddo Parish sheriff’s deputy was justified.
The DA’s office emailed a news release about their findings. It reads in part, “The statements of the deceased’s family members, responding firemen and the two Deputies who were present match the video recording and the evidence recovered from the scene.”
In releasing their findings Friday, the DA’s office also released the dashcam video from the incident, which shows 28-year-old Joseph Hanegan refusing to comply with the deputy’s orders to come out of his car with both of his hands showing.
In the dashcam video, the deputy can be seen approaching Hanagan as the man sits in the passenger side of the car. According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Hanagan told the deputy at that point that he had a gun. That’s when the deputy is seen dropping his taser and reaching for his gun.
When Hanagan finally does emerge from the car, he can be seen making a gesture that the deputy is forced to instantly respond to as a potential threat. Three shots were fired. Hanagan was hit once in the chest.
BLANCHARD, LA (KSLA) -
One man is dead and a Caddo Sheriff’s deputy is on leave after a deputy-involved shooting Wednesday night in Blanchard.
Deputies confirm that 28-year-old Joseph Hanegan is dead. The deputy involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave, which is routine procedure, as the investigation continues.
The incident happened about 8:15 p.m., when deputies responded to a disturbance call at a residence on North Colony Drive in Blanchard near Dixie-Blanchard Road and Enchanted Lane.
Deputies say the call was about a man who had threatened to set himself on fire with a blowtorch as he sat in his vehicle on the front lawn of the residence.