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State Police investigating officer-involved shooting; no injuries reported

State Police investigating trooper-involved shooting in Hammond
Posted at 12:43 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 13:44:30-04

State Police are investigating a shooting incident that involved a State Trooper during a Jennings Police pursuit.

The incident happened yesterday, troopers say. There were no injuries reported.

Preliminary information revealed that the incident took place as Troopers responded to assist the Jennings Police Department with a vehicle pursuit traveling north on LA 26.

As a responding Trooper attempted to deploy a tire deflation device on LA 26 at W. South Street, the driver steered towards the Trooper leading the Trooper to discharge his firearm.

The driver was able to flee the scene and abandoned the vehicle a short distance later. At this time, investigators do not believe the suspect was injured during the incident.

No law enforcement personnel were injured and the investigation remains active as investigators continue to search for the suspect.

No further information is available at this time.