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RACELAND, La. - A man died early Saturday after a Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputy brought him down with a stun gun during a foot pursuit, Sheriff Craig Webre reported.
The incident began shortly after midnight Saturday when the deputy responded to a reported domestic disturbance at 442 St. Louis St. in Raceland, Webre stated in a news release.
The news release details the events as follows:
After arriving, the deputy determined a physical altercation had not taken place but began taking general information from the complainant and the other party, Robert Ingram, 27.
Then, deputies at headquarters notified the deputy on the scene that Ingram had two outstanding warrants, one on a domestic abuse battery accusation with a $20,000 bond, and the other a contempt of court allegation concerning a traffic violation.
Hearing this, Ingram fled on foot toward Market Street with the deputy following and notifying headquarters of the foot pursuit.
Upon reaching 297 Market St. and after jumping a ditch, Ingram stopped and faced the deputy as the officer fired his Taser stun gun at Ingram, who then fell to the ground as back-up deputies arrived.
The Taser wires tipped with probes that delivered the electrical jolt were removed from Ingram, who was still alive but was unresponsive.
As Ingram's pulse became weaker, deputies performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until Acadian Ambulance arrived.
Ingram was transported to St. Anne Hospital in Raceland, where he died.
Webre said an autopsy is scheduled Monday morning at the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office.