Louisiana State Police detectives at the request of Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal are investigating the death of a man who died while in custody.

Last night at 11:20 p.m. deputies responded to a call concerning a fight in the 300 block of Lewis Street. Upon arrival officers found 22-year-old Victor White III in possession of illegal narcotics. White was taken into custody, handcuffed and taken to the sheriff's office for processing. At the sheriff's office White refused to get out of the patrol vehicle and produced a handgun and shot himself once in the back. White was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead from the apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The investigation is ongoing.