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March 24, 2018

WPSO Officer-Involved Shooting – Suspect Dead

Today (Friday, March 23, 2018), Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was requested by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Washington Parish.
A preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 3:30 AM, the WPSO was contacted about a suspicious person on a motorcycle at the boat launch on Poole’s Bluff Rd. in Bogalusa. Shortly after the initial Washington Parish Sheriffs Deputy’s arrival, a struggle with the suspect and Deputy ensued. Additional units were requested to respond to the scene. Two Officers with Bogalusa Police Department were the first to arrive on scene and observed the suspect struggling with the Deputy. Shots were fired and the suspect was killed.
The Deputy was transported to Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, where he is being treated for injuries sustained during the incident. The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
This is still an active investigation and no other information is available at this time.

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