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State Police investigating officer involved shooting in Ascension Parish

Sorrento – On May 21, 2021, The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was requested by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate a shooting incident involving two of their deputies.

The preliminary investigation revealed shortly after midnight, two APSO deputies responded to a disturbance call on Wildwood Drive in the River Ridge subdivision. After deputies made contact with the residents, a physical confrontation occurred between the deputies and three male suspects. During the course of the confrontation, a deputy discharged his firearm striking one suspect.

The suspect sustained critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. One deputy also sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. This remains an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.