Female officer shot in Abbeville; suspect arrested

Police searching for suspect accused of shooting female officer in Abbeville

ABBEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and injuring a female officer in Abbeville.

Authorities say a female officer was shot in the 600 block of N. Gertrude Street Wednesday night just before 8 p.m. after conducting a traffic stop.

Louisiana State Police Detectives have arrested Nahshon Ishmael Brooks, 29, in connection to the shooting.

Nahshon Ishmael Brooks (Source: LSP)
Nahshon Ishmael Brooks (Source: LSP)

The officer was airlifted to a hospital and is in stable condition, according to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza.

A female was officer was shot twice in Abbeville Wednesday, April 4. (Source: KATC)
A female was officer was shot twice in Abbeville Wednesday, April 4. (Source: KATC)

Police say Brooks shot the officer twice then fled.

A female was officer was shot twice in Abbeville Wednesday, April 4. (Source: KATC)
A female was officer was shot twice in Abbeville Wednesday, April 4. (Source: KATC)

Agencies involved in the arrest included the US Marshals Service, Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette City Police, Abbeville Police Department, Abbeville City Marshal’s Office, and Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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