Cop kills suspect during Northshore traffic stop

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 27, 2018 - 1:39 pm

A cop shot and killed a suspect on the Northshore this morning.  It happened in downtown Hammond.

"At approximately 12:44 AM, a Trooper from Louisiana State Police Troop L conducted a traffic stop on North Oak St. at US 190 in Hammond. During the course of the stop a struggle ensued, resulting in the Trooper discharging their service weapon, striking the suspect," Trooper Dustin Dwight said.

He says the suspect sustained serious injuries and paramedics took him to North Oaks Health System in Hammond in critical condition.  

"Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the suspect was pronounced deceased.  The Trooper was not injured."

The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations is conducting an investigation into the shooting.

"Detectives were contacted to investigate the officer involved shooting and gather all facts surrounding the incident. This incident remains under investigation."

There was no initial word if the suspect was armed.

State police identified the suspect this afternoon.

"The deceased suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Coltin Brennan Leblanc of Loranger."

Dwight says Leblanc is a white male. 


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