ST. JOSEPH, La. — A man who authorities said was mentally unstable and believed a device had been implanted in his head shot two hostages, killing one, at a rural Louisiana bank before state police shot and killed him.
The hours-long standoff began about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when a gunman, identified by police as 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, took two women and a man captive at Tensas State Bank branch in St. Joseph, which sits near Louisiana's border with Mississippi.
Charla Ducote, spokesman for Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, La., said the wounded hostage, LaDean McDaniel, was in critical condition Wednesday morning. She could not provide further details.
Law enforcement officials have not identified the male victim, who was shot to death.