BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police troopers are investigating after a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office shot a woman who struck a patrol vehicle and almost hit several deputies Saturday morning.
Deputies were called to an area of Pecan Tree Dive near Jade Avenue at around 8:30 a.m. about a road rage incident. A man called authorities saying a woman was trying to ram her vehicle into his vehicle. The woman has been identified as Alysia Davidson McCarstle, 31, of Baton Rouge.
A deputy on a motorcycle arrived at the scene, and authorities say the woman got onto the motorcycle and tried to flee the scene. When that attempt was unsuccessful, the woman got into the man’s vehicle and sped off, according to investigators.
Investigators say after the woman rammed into a deputy’s vehicle, she almost ran over several deputies.
One of the deputies fired a shot, which is believed to have struck the woman in the arm.
The woman fled that area in the vehicle where it then flipped several times on Burbank Drive, west of staring lane. The pursuit ended after the crash.
The woman has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries from the crash. She remains in a local hospital undergoing treatment.
The investigation is ongoing.