Police Officer Shot by Unknown Assailant on U.S. Route 90 in Louisiana: Reports

December 27, 2015 12:59 pm Last Updated: December 27, 2015 12:59 pm

A police officer was shot along U.S. Route 90 in Louisiana on Sunday morning, according to reports.

One St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputy was taken to the hospital after the shooting, WBRZ-TV reported.

Deputies responded to a 911 call of a possible shooting near Route 90 between La. 318 and La. 83, according to The Advertiser.

When officers arrived on the scene at Dumesnil Road in Ashton, they found a man who had been injured.

A Google Street View screenshot shows US Route 90 near where the shooting took place.
A Google Street View screenshot shows US Route 90 near where the shooting took place.

Deputies removed the man from the scene, and he was later taken to a nearby hospital.

As deputies were trying to secure the scene, they were fired upon by an unknown assailant, the sheriff’s office told the Advertiser.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, Louisiana State Police, the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident.

While evacuating the location, they were fired upon again.

The injured deputy was taken to a nearby hospital.

The highway in the area was closed due to the home’s proximity to the road.

According to WBRZ-TV, the suspect remains inside the home, and the situation is still active.