MANSFIELD, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – (Update) The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations is taking over the Mansfield officer-involved shooting investigation, at the request of the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s office (DPSO) and the Mansfield Police Department (MPD).
According to Louisiana State Police, the incident began at 10:00 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 a MPD vehicle. At some point during the encounter, officers discharged their firearms striking the suspect.
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.
An investigation is underway after reports of an officer-involved shooting in Mansfield Saturday morning.
The incident happened on Martin Luther King Drive just after 10 a.m.
According to DeSoto Parish Sheriff Jayson Richardson, one person was injured and taken to Oschner LSU Health Shreveport. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
Sheriff Richardson says deputies were in pursuit of a vehicle near Kennedy Street when the vehicle sped off. Deputies fired shots at the driver during the pursuit and the driver was struck by gunfire.