State troopers investigating officer-involved shooting in Ville Platte

State troopers investigating officer-involved shooting in Ville Platte
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VILLE PLATTE, LA (WAFB) - State Police are investigating an alleged homicide and attempted murder after a suspect shot at first responders on Sunday, April 7.

Sometime after 5:30 p.m., troopers assisted Ville Platte officers in bringing a shooting suspect into custody in the 700 block of Wilson St.

Troopers say a shootout between responders and the suspect went on for several hours. The suspect was eventually taken into custody just after 7 p.m.

No officers were injured during the shooting, however one woman was killed and a second person was taken to the hospital for injuries, Ville Platte Police told KFLY.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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