Suspect shot while trying to rob undercover officer

HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) - A man was shot Friday afternoon after trying to rob an undercover police officer at gunpoint.

According to reports, the Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office and Hammond Police were conducting an undercover investigation when a man approached one of the agents near the intersection of Happywoods Rd. and Old Baton Rouge Hwy.  The suspect pointed a handgun at the agent and a struggle over the gun ensued.

Several shots were exchanged.  The suspect was shot several times and taken to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect suffered non-lethal wounds.  One agent received a minor cut.

The suspect's name was not released.

State Police are investigating the incident.

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