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PD: Mamou chief shot at during pursuit in Evangeline Parish

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Posted at 8:46 PM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 07:02:20-04

Multiple agencies are investigating following a vehicle pursuit through Evangeline Parish on Tuesday.

Mamou Police received a call around 4:40 pm on April 12 of a report of multiple shots fired in the 500 block of 3rd Street.

Police say witnesses gave a vehicle description and officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle. A pursuit began shortly after.

Officials tell KATC that the pursuit led officers through Evangeline Parish and as the vehicle reached St. Landry Parish, one person allegedly got out of the vehicle and fired a gun.

The Mamou Police Chief was the officer who was fired upon during the pursuit.

The chief was not hit by the bullet and no other injuries were reported.

Two people fled from the vehicle into a wooded area while the driver remained inside. The driver continued on for several blocks before fleeing the vehicle.

No suspects are in custody.

An investigation into the pursuit and shooting is ongoing.

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