State Police investigating officer involved shooting

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DeSoto Parish – On the morning of July 6, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was contacted by the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office (DPSO) and the Mansfield Police Department (MPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting incident involving their departments.

Preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 10 a.m., MPD officers attempted to stop the driver of a suspected stolen vehicle in Mansfield. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated with the assistance from DPSO.  During the pursuit, the suspect struck a DPSO vehicle and an MPD vehicle. At some point during the encounter, officers discharged their firearms striking the suspect.

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The suspect was transported from the scene to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured as a result of this incident.

The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations is actively conducting the investigation and gathering all facts surrounding the incident.  Louisiana State Police Troop G and the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab are assisting in the investigation.

This is an active investigation.  There is no further information available at this time.