Port Allen Man Killed By Single Bullet To Back Of Neck

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A man who was shot and killed last week by a sheriff's deputy was the victim of a single bullet to the back of his neck, according to an autopsy report.

The gunshot severed Josef Richardson's spinal cord and severely injured the base of his skull.

The 38-year-old Port Allen man died at the scene.

Deputies had been serving a warrant at a Budget Motel 7 room when a deputy shot Richardson, according to state police.

The agency hasn't disclosed why the yet unidentified deputy fired his gun.

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