Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Maurepas this week.
According to Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard, deputies were dispatched to Old River Road in Maurepas in reference to a burglary in progress on Monday.
Upon arrival, deputies found one deceased male with a gunshot wound to the torso and another male in need of medical attention for ongoing medical issues. That male, the homeowner, was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Ard said further investigation revealed the two subjects “were acquaintances prior to this incident” and that “an altercation” between the two ensued prior to the shooting.
“Detectives are still combing through the evidence,” Ard said. “We know there was an altercation between the two males leading up to deputies being called. No arrests have been made in this case. Our investigation is ongoing.”
The homeowner was identified as 75-year-old James Troy Millet, who has not been charged with a crime at this time.
The deceased male was identified as Brian Luke, 47.