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Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Calhoun

Posted at 11:12 AM, Jul 05, 2020

State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Sunday near Calhoun.

Investigators were called to the shooting just after midnight Sunday morning.

Preliminary evidence suggests that a State Trooper out of Troop F in Monroe tried to stop a SUV for a traffic violation, but the driver wouldn't stop and a pursuit began. After a short chase, the SUV stopped and the driver, identified as Erroll Johnson, 31, allegedly stopped and got out with a gun, state police say.

Johnson and a trooper allegedly exchanged gunfire, and Johnson ran away. He's still at large, trooper say.

During the course of the incident, a passenger in Johnson’s vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. It's not clear how the passenger was injured, but we've reached out to state police to ask. No officers were injured during this incident.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. No further information is available at this time.

The Louisiana State Police has secured an arrest warrant for Errol Johnson for attempted second degree murder. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone coming in contact with him should immediately call 911. Anyone with information on Johnson is asked to call LSP MFO Detectives at (318) 362-4596 or LSP Troop F at (318) 345-0000.