MONROE, La. (AP) — Authorities say two sheriff’s deputies in northeast Louisiana were shot and wounded while serving a felony warrant.
Ouachita Parish Chief Deputy Mac Mashaw said in a brief news release that the shooting happened just after 6 a.m. Thursday.
The deputies are being treated at a Monroe hospital. Their conditions are unknown.
Additional details about the shooting weren’t immediately available.
Thursday’s shooting is the second involving deputies in Louisiana in as many days. On Wednesday, a sheriff’s deputy across the state in Jefferson Parish was shot and killed by a 19-year-old suspect.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said the suspect, identified as Jerman Neveaux, flipped around as the officer was trying to search him, went chest to chest with the officer, pulled out a gun and reached over the deputy’s shoulder to shoot him in the back.
Normand said during a news conference Wednesday that the suspect fired two more shots into the deputy’s back at point-blank range as he fell to the ground.
A spokesman, John Fortunato, said Neveaux has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder and assault.
Normand said the suspect admitted shooting the officer and said he was on probation for another offense and didn’t want the officer to find the gun and arrest him.