UPDATE: Suspect identified in Lincoln Parish deputy involved shooting

Published: Aug. 29, 2017 at 4:42 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2017 at 2:59 PM CDT
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Simsboro, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana State Police have identified the suspect killed during a shooting leaving a Lincoln Parish Sheriff's deputy wounded on Tuesday.

The suspect has been identified as Joshua Mark Cloud, 22, of Knoxville, Tennessee.

According to Stephen Williams with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Department, a deputy attempted a traffic stop on I-20 when Cloud took off leading the deputy on a short chase.

Williams said the Cloud stopped in front of Simsboro School and when the deputy made contact, Cloud allegedly shot the deputy in the vest. The deputy is expected to be OK.

According to Williams, the deputy returned fire hitting the Cloud. The deputy's name has not been released at this time.

Simsboro School was placed on lockdown during the incident, according to the Lincoln Parish Schools superintendent's office.

Louisiana State Police are investigating the shooting.

KSLA News 12 will bring more information as it becomes available. 

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