PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - A suspect accused of shooting his neighbor was hit in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night, according to Plaquemine Police.
Police say officers responded to a shooting where a victim was shot on West W. Harleaux Street. The suspect and victim are reportedly neighbors who have been having issues recently. Investigators say the suspect started firing on his neighbor, injuring him.
Two officers responded to the shooting and found the injured victim, who told them about the suspect. According to police, the officers followed the suspect across the street.
Police Chief Kenny Payne said the suspect pointed a gun at the officers when they confronted him. Police say one of the officers fired at least one shot and hit the suspect.
Both the victim and the suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries. Police have not released any more details on either the suspect or the victim.
The officer was placed on administrative leave until the investigation is over, which is standard protocol. The Louisiana State Police will take over the investigation moving forward.
The incident is the third recent shooting in Plaquemine.