UPDATE: State Police have identified the man shot by a State Trooper in New Orleans on Sunday as a federal law enforcement officer.
Ronald Martin, 44, of Fort Knox, Kentucky, is the suspect in the case, state police say.
They say he was off duty at the time of the incident. The State Trooper saw him in possession of a gun, and identified himself repeatedly as a Trooper. Martin failed to comply and instead allegedly pointed his weapon at the trooper – who was on duty and wearing his State Police uniform, a spokesman said.
Detectives suspect that Martin was impaired and found no evidence of other individuals near the area at the time of the incident, the spokesman said.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Martin for Aggravated Assault. Martin remains hospitalized and upon release, he will be booked into the Orleans Justice Center.
The investigation remains active and on-going. No further information is available at this time.
Here’s the original story, which ran on Sunday:
State Police are investigating a trooper-involved shooting that happened this morning in New Orleans.
An on-duty trooper was patrolling the area of Port of New Orleans Place at about 3 a.m. and saw a person with a gun, a spokesman said.
During his encounter with the person, the Trooper fired his gun and hit the person, the spokesman said.
The suspect was transported to University Medical Center for treatment; the trooper wasn’t injured.
The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was contacted to investigate and gather all facts surrounding the incident. The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab is assisting in the investigation.
This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time, the spokesman said.