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**Update** – State Police investigating officer involved shooting in Ascension Parish

Update – After a continued investigation into this shooting incident, Troopers have arrested 35-year-old Jose Ortiz of San Juan, TX for violating LRS 14:108.2 Resisting an Officer by Force or ViolenceLRS 14:103 Disturbing the PeaceLRS 14:92 Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile/While Committing a Crime, and LRS 14:34.1 Second Degree Battery. Troopers also arrested 38-year-old Juan Ortiz of Gonzales for violating LRS 14:108.2 Resisting an Officer by Force or ViolenceLRS 14:103 Disturbing the PeaceLRS 14:92 Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile/While Committing a Crime, and LRS 14:27 Attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer. Troopers also arrested a 15-year-old male for violating LRS 14:108.2 Resisting an Officer by Force or ViolenceLRS 14:103 Disturbing the Peace, and LRS 14:27 Attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer.

                                           

Sorrento – On May 21st, 2021, The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was requested by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate a shooting incident involving two of their deputies.

The preliminary investigation revealed shortly after 12:00 am, two APSO deputies responded to a disturbance call on Wildwood Drive in the River Ridge subdivision. After deputies made contact with the residents, a physical confrontation occurred between the deputies and three male suspects. During the course of the confrontation, a deputy discharged his firearm striking one suspect.

The suspect sustained critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. One deputy also sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. This remains an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.