At approximately 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, a Cameron Parish deputy, while on patrol in Hackberry, stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When the deputy approached the vehicle the driver drove off and a pursuit ensued. While the deputy was pursuing the vehicle the suspect began firing shots at the deputy striking the patrol unit several times. The pursuit continued into Calcasieu Parish where several other agencies became involved. During the pursuit the suspect crashed and began shooting at officers, at which time time they returned fire.
At this time one female is in custody and one male is deceased. It is unclear at this time if he was shot by officers or if it is a self inflicted gunshot wound.
The Louisiana State Police will be the lead investigating agency and any further questions should be directed to them.
All Cameron Sheriff’s Office deputies are okay and have not been injured.
State Police to Investigate
Early morning on Sunday, Aug. 27, the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office requested Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations to investigate an officer-involved shooting at the intersection of Gum Island Road and LA Hwy 108 in Calcasieu Parish. The Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Sulphur Police Department, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and Vinton Police Department were involved in a pursuit last night following a traffic stop. During and at the end of the pursuit, an exchange of gunfire occurred. The subject was pronounced deceased on the scene. At least one officer sustained injuries during the incident.
LSP Force Investigation Unit, LSP Investigators, and LSP Crime Lab Technicians are working diligently to process this crime scene and gather further information.
Anyone with information and/or pictures and video are urged to share that information with LSP Investigators by calling 337-304-3994.
In additional to the option above, citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/suspicious.nsf/WebForm?OpenForm or by calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.