Mandeville Police officers shot, 1 killed

Suspects in custody

Chris Miller
September 20, 2019 - 2:48 pm

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A Mandeville Police officer was shot and killed this afternoon and another was injured.

"I have one policeman that's dead, another that's at a local hospital, being treated for a gunshot wound. He is expected to survive, " said Mandeville Polie Chief Gerald Sticker. "We have a wife that's grieving, we have children that are grieving, we have an agency that hasn't lost a police officer in over 50 years that is grieving."

The injured officer is at Lakeview Regional Medical Center with a graze wound to his head.

The incident began when a suspect refused to pull over for a traffic stop on Monroe Street, according to WWL-TV. That led to a chase in which a second officer, in an unmarked vehicle, joined the pursuit.

The chase ended with a crash near Highway 22 and U.S. 190, and that's when a suspect opened fire, wounding the officer in the patrol unit. Sources tell WWL-TV that a suspect then fatally shot the officer in the unmarked vehicle.

Authorities said that all suspects are in custody and there is no danger to the public.

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