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Troopers investigating officer involved Acadia Parish shooting

Eunice Police
Posted at 8:45 PM, May 19, 2023

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Just before 2:30 p.m., the Eunice Police Department requested Troopers to investigate an officer-involved shooting on James Place near Perchville Road in Acadia Parish where one subject was shot and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Louisiana State Police, no officers were injured during the incident.

The initial investigation revealed a prolonged multi-agency pursuit began in Lafayette Parish involving a suspect wanted on a felony warrant out of Carencro and ended on a dead-end road in Acadia Parish.

In an attempt to further evade officers, the suspect drove his Dodge Challenger towards a pursuing officer standing outside of his marked patrol unit. That officer, and a second officer who was also outside of the same unit, discharged their firearms. The 58-minute pursuit ended after the suspect hit a tree, having been struck by gunfire from the officers.

Anyone with information and/or pictures and video are urged to share that information with LSP Detectives by calling 337-332-8080.

In addition to the option above, citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/suspicious.nsf/WebForm?OpenForm [dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov] or calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.

Information will be updated as it becomes available.