LSP Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

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Louisiana State Police – Troop G has reported that on the morning of July 6, 2019, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was contacted by the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office (DPSO) and the Mansfield Police Department (MPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting incident involving their departments.

Preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 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.

 

 

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