James L. Hemphill (7128)



8/30/2012: James Hemphill was shot and killed after leading police on a chase into Lincoln Parish in the midst of Hurricane Isaac. At around 2:30 a.m., an officer reportedly saw Hemphill speeding in South Monroe and tried to pull him over. Hemphill didn't stop and a chase ensued that was soon joined by State police and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office. Troopers deployed spikes just inside Lincoln Parish on I-20 westbound near Calhoun, and Hemphill's vehicle came to a stop in the westbound lanes of travel near Choudrant. Hemphill allegedly rammed police vehicles, so police shot and killed him, saying they feared for their own safety. http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/news/sterlington-man-killed-by-police-as-isaac-bears-down

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