Man hits Calcasieu Parish deputy with stolen motorhome, kills self after chase

LAKE CHARLES - A Moss Bluff, LA, man shot and killed himself after leading deputies on a  brief chase in a stolen motor home Wednesday morning in Calcasieu Parish.

Dennis J. Deville, 46, of Moss Bluff, was found dead inside the motor home following a brief chase with Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies according to a release from the sheriff's office.

At about 7:50 a.m. Wednesday morning the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a call about a motor home that was stolen from a home on Highway 378 in Moss Bluff according to the release.

A deputy spotted the RV stopped at a traffic light within a minute of the call coming in the release said.

When the deputy got out of his car and approached the motor home in an attempt to stop it the Deville turned toward the deputy and struck him with the motor home the release said.

The deputy drew his weapon and fired a shot into the motor home as it fled according to the release.

The deputy and an off-duty Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office deputy then chase the RV. the release said.

At the intersection of Theriot ad Mistretta Roads the motor home left the road driving into the woods where it became lodged between two trees according to the release.

Deputies hear a gunshot from inside the motor home and found Deville dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head once they were able to enter the RV the release said.

The Calcasieu Parish deputy was treated and released from a local clinic.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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