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State Police investigating officer involved shooting in Iberville Parish

White Castle – On May 14th, 2021, The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was requested by the White Castle Police Department to investigate a shooting incident involving one of their officers.

The preliminary investigation revealed shortly before 11:00 am, the Plaquemine Police Department responded to a shots fired call and encountered the suspect’s vehicle. Plaquemine Police Department officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the suspect refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The suspect alluded the officers and a “BOLO” was issued. A short while later, a White Castle Police Department officer encountered the suspect and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect refused to stop again and another pursuit ensued. After a brief pursuit, a crash occurred and the suspect fled on foot.  As the officer attempted to take the suspect into custody, the suspect brandished a firearm and shots were fired by a responding officer.

The suspect sustained non-life threating injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No officers were injured during the incident. This remains an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.