Man Tries to Run His Family Down With His Truck, His Wife Shoots and Kills Him

November 23 2014
by GSL Staff
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A violent husband in New Orleans, Louisiana, identified as Steven Swanson, tried to run down his family with his truck following a domestic dispute late last week.

Fortunately, his wife was armed and was able to fire several shots into the cab of the truck, striking the man multiple times and stopping him.

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NOPD spokesman Officer Frank Robertson said Saturday the incident remained under investigation as detectives work to determine whether the homicide would be ruled justified. No arrests have been made, and Robertson said Swanson’s wife was cooperating with investigators.

According to police, Swanson and his wife were arguing and the man refused to let the woman leave. She told police that as she and her children moved to get into her car, Swanson “tried to hit them with his truck.” She told police she pulled a gun and fired at her husband in self defense.

The man was shot multiple times and was transported to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.

We don’t have any information on the type of firearm used in this case.

This is the 30th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Louisiana and the 1,351st defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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