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Suspect in Abbeville officer-involved shooting arrested

Posted at 10:13 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 23:24:15-04

State Police say the suspect wanted in an officer-involved shooting is now in custody.

Nahshon Ishamael Brooks was arrested in Lafayette Parish after following up on many leads, according to Troopers.

Nashon Ishmael Brooks
Nahshon Ishmael Brooks

Agencies involved in the arrest included the US Marshals Service, Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette City Police, Abbeville Police Department, Abbeville City Marshal’s Office, and Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Brooks was wanted in connection to an officer-involved shooting in Abbeville. An officer was injured in that shooting. Abbeville city officials tell KATC that the officer, who has not been named, is in stable condition.

Detectives say the officer with the Abbeville Police Department was shot after coming into contact with a Brooks. Brooks then allegedly fled the area on foot.

Read more on that here: UPDATE: State Police looking for suspect wanted in officer involved shooting