According to Law Enforcement officials, An armed man barricaded himself inside of a Houma City Police car early Thursday morning at around 3am. The incident happened outside of the Terrebonne Parish jail and went on for almost two hours. The standoff ended when the suspect shot himself in the chest while handcuffed.
The suspect’s condition is not known at this time. He was transported to Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma.
Officials said at around 3am Thursday morning, officers attempted to arrest Standard Whitrack on Prince Collins Street for an undisclosed charge. Whitrack struggled with three officers and that a Taser was deployed to subdue him. Officers then took Whitrack to Chabert to be examined then taken back to a police unit to be transported to jail.
When arrived at the jail entrance on Grand Caillou Road, this is when Whitrack reportedly produced a pistol and started to threaten the officer. Whitrack then fired at least two shots inside the car, shattering a window. The officer then fled the vehicle and Whitrack remained in the car.
Terrebonne Parish Deputies along with State Police Trooperss surrounded the area where the car stood and then a negotiator began to talk with the Whitrack.
Traffic was held up on Grand Caillou Road north and south of the jail until approximately 6:30am as talks continued. Officers set off a non-lethal flash-bang grenade to distract Whitrack, Whitrack then shot himself in the chest.
Officials did confirm that no shots were fired at Whitrack.
The investigation is continuing and authorities are trying to determine how Whitrack got his hands on a weapon. Authorities did say that Whitrack was stripped-searched at the hospital where he was taken for treatment fro the Taser deployment..