Policeman shot, 2 others stabbed in LA mini-mart standoff


A Louisiana police officer has been shot and one other two folks had been stabbed close to a comfort retailer in the city of Sunset. After a standoff with police ensued, the suspected gunman was taken into custody alive, native media reported.

The gunman barricaded himself within the comfort retailer, in response to St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, and police used megaphones and tear fuel to try to lure the person out. The suspect’s brother was additionally on the scene making an attempt to assist with negotiations.

Despite preliminary experiences stating {that a} hostage state of affairs had developed with eight folks contained in the mini-mart, Guidroz confirmed that no hostages had been inside the shop.

Sunset police confirmed that one in every of their officers was shot and that the officer was airlifted to a neighboring hospital, WAFB reported. Three helicopters and eight amublances reponded to the scene of the taking pictures.

The incident started as a home dispute away from the comfort retailer, Guidroz stated. Two folks had been stabbed and when an officer responded to the scene he was shot by the suspect, the sheriff added.

The gunman then drove by the door of the close by comfort retailer, went inside and barricaded inside an workplace, Guidroz stated. Three folks had been inside the shop however they had been all capable of escape safely, he stated.