HPD: Suspect in TPSO Officer-involved shooting dies

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Yesterday, October 4, 2021 shortly before 11:30am, Houma Police responded to a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Canal Street and Bond Street. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the shooting involved a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s deputy. As the investigation continued Houma Police detectives arrived on scene and, per request of Sheriff Tim Soignet, Houma Police investigated the incident.


During the investigation it was developed that TPSO handled a disturbance at a business on Tunnel Blvd where a subject was wielding a knife. He was identified as Shane E. Hartman of Cleveland, Tennessee, but he resided in a hotel in New Iberia.


When TPSO deputies responded, they disarmed the Shane Hartman on the knife, he was checked out by medical personnel and released. Shortly thereafter, a second complaint came in of Hartman impeding traffic. At this point contact was made again by TPSO deputies and Hartman requested to be transported to a business within the city limits.


When deputies arrived at the business, Shane Hartman refused to exit the patrol vehicle. At this point a struggle ensued between Hartman and deputies where he disarmed a deputy of a taser. At this point, a struggle ensued, and shots were fired striking Hartman in his upper torso, as well as the deputy in the hand. Both were transported to a medical facility for treatment.


Later during the day, Houma Police learned that Shane Hartman succumbed to the injuries sustained from the shooting. Houma Police also learned that the TPSO deputy received moderate injuries to his hand.


At this point, this investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it develops.


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