Melvin "John" Lavergne (6086)



6/7/2011: John Melvin Lavergne reportedly shot himself after a standoff that began when Lavergne fatally shot two Louisiana insurance fraud investigators trying to collect information from Lavergne, an insurance agent. Lavergne allegedly shot and killed agents, Rhett Jeansonne and Kim Sledge, at about 1 p.m., and then barricaded himself inside the agency where the shooting took place. More than 100 officers, including a SWAT team and negotiators, surrounded the building for hours. Lavergne died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said state police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Hammons. He said the fraud investigators did not have guns. http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/2014/08/28/14386580/

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