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Deputy injured in shooting during standoff in St. Mary Parish released from hospital

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Officials said a sheriff’s deputy injured in a shooting two days after Christmas has been released from the hospital.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the deputy is continuing his recovery at home and is expected to eventually return to work. The deputy’s name was not released.

"We cannot say thank you enough to everyone who has expressed concern for his well-being and to those who have offered their support to all of us here at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office following the incident," Traci Landry, spokeswoman for SMPSO, said in a written release.

Deputies said they received a call the morning of December 27 about a possible shooting at a home on Dumesnail Road in Ashton.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found an injured man. He was taken to the hospital. His name was not released. 

According to deputies, they were fired upon while securing the scene. All of the deputies immediately took cover. 

The department's Special Response Team was dispatched. It received assistance from Louisiana State Police, the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office. 

Officials said the additional deputies were shot at when they arrived at the scene. That is when the deputy was wounded. 

The suspect was later taken into custody by LSP SWAT. 

The suspect was also injured in the incident. He has taken to a nearby hospital. His name was not released.

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