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State Police investigating shooting involving Vinton police officer

State Police investigating trooper-involved shooting in Hammond
Posted at 7:50 PM, Jun 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-02 20:50:12-04

Louisiana State Police are investigating a shooting early Wednesday morning involving a Vinton police officer.

LSP Bureau of Investigations was requested shortly before 3:30 a.m. to investigating the incident, which occurred as the VPD officer responded to a disturbance between two motorists parked on the shoulder of the I-10 Westbound entrance ramp from LA 108. Upon the officer's arrival, State Police say one of the motorists, later identified as 54-year-old Annette Odegar of Orange, Texas, exited her vehicle and pointed a firearm at the officer.

During the confrontation, State Police say the officer discharged his weapon, striking Odegar.

Odegar was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

LSP is the lead investigating agency for the shooting, and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Forensic Investigative Unit responded to the scene and is assisting with the investigation. The initial altercation between the motorists is being investigated by the Vinton Police Department.

The investigation is active, and information will be released as the investigation continues, LSP says.

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