Police shoot "suicidal" suspect, troopers investigating

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 21, 2017 - 10:01 pm

Cops shot and critically wounded a man in Tangipahoa Parish.

Louisiana State Police are investigating the case.

"On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office requested that Detectives with the Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division investigate a shooting involving Deputies with their agency," Trooper Dustin Dwight said in a news release. "The preliminary investigation revealed that, at approximately 10:16 AM, Deputies responded to a residence on Lanier Creek Rd. in Loranger, in reference to a suicidal suspect."

Authorities say that shortly after the deputies arrived on the scene, the suspect emerged from the residence brandishing a firearm.

"The suspect was shot by responding Deputies, and transported to an area hospital where he remains in stable but critical condition."

Dwight said that the investigation is ongoing.

"There is no more information available at this time."

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