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State Police investigating trooper-involved shooting in Hammond

Posted at 7:36 AM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 10:38:47-04

Louisiana State Police say they are investigating a fatal trooper-involved shooting in Hammond.

Troopers say the incident occurred early Thursday morning when a trooper from State Police Troop L was conducting a traffic stop on North Oak Street at US 190 in Hammond, according to a press release.

According to State Police, a struggle occurred during the stop and the officer fatally shot the person.

The person was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. A short time after arriving, state police say the person was pronounced dead.

The trooper was not injured during the incident.

No names or identifying information about the trooper or the person have been released.

Police also did not say what led to the traffic stop.

State Police detectives, with the Bureau of Investigations Region I, are investigating the shooting at this time.

Detectives with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Region I are currently investigating.