Red River Parish Officer Involved Shooting

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On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at approximately 7:26 a.m. Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Shreveport Field Office (LSP SFO) responded to an officer involved shooting in Red River Parish.  LSP SFO was requested to investigate the shooting by the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Department.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Red River Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence on Banks Street south of Coushatta in reference to a welfare concern.  Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a male subject who armed himself with a firearm.  Shots were then fired by both the male subject and the deputies.

One of the deputies and the male subject were shot during the incident.  The deputy was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  The male subject was also transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

This investigation remains active and ongoing.

There is no more information available at this time.