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Man dies fleeing Gonzales Police Department Officers

TheCreole_Icons_GPD_UpdateAccording to Gonzales Police Department Detective Sergeant Steven Nethken, a man has died while fleeing the scene of a domestic disturbance.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Tuesday , April 8, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance call claiming a man and woman were fighting. The caller informed dispatchers that the male was brandishing a gun.

As officers arrived on scene at Abe St., they witnessed a male and female in the road. The male took off on foot, fleeing from the officers.

Officers gave chase, and the male jumped into Bayou Francois. Officers noticed he was in distress, so immediately jumped in after him to assist. He could not locate the man.

Gonzales Fire and Rescue were called in to assist with the finding or recovery efforts and later recovered the body of 25 year-old Jerrick Lane.

An autopsy is pending, with the suspected cause of death believed to be drowning.


  1. Love u Jerrick! You’ll never be forgotten!!!
    Watch out for these so called “woman” now days!
    Snakes in the grass!!!
    Now, her child is left fatherless… Why? She knows the answer

  2. Completely different situation, but his younger brother died in that same bayou several years ago 🙁