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Sheriff: Deputy and suspect both injured in officer-involved shooting

1 year 2 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, January 29 2023 Jan 29, 2023 January 29, 2023 8:00 AM January 29, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

ETHEL - An East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputy and another person were both injured in an officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon. 

According to the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff, the shooting happened around 6:45 off Payne Road in Ethel. Authorities say the deputy initiated a traffic stop when the suspect then struck the deputy with his vehicle. In response, the deputy then fired his weapon, hitting the suspect.

The sheriff's office said both the deputy and the suspect were injured and taken to a hospital. 

State Police has taken over the case and is currently investigating. Sunday afternoon, LSP asked anyone with pictures or video of the encounter to share them with law enforcement. 

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