Breaking News: Denham Springs officer shot responding to disturbance call

DENHAM SPRINGS — A Denham Springs police officer was shot Thursday in the parking lot of a shopping center off Range Ave. and Rushing Rd., Unfiltered with Kiran has learned.

According to law enforcement sources, the officer was making a traffic stop around 4:30 p.m. on May 11, 2023 when a shootout ensued. UWK is told as many as 10 rounds were exchanged. Photos from the crime scene show a number of yellow crime scene markers and a police SUV in the parking lot.

There are reports of other injuries, however, further details were not readily available. Details on the officer’s condition have not been released. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is on the scene assisting with the investigation.

The scene unfolded in a busy area of Denham Springs near I-12. A Raising Cane’s, Waffle House, Petco, Big Lots and Office Depot are among the stores nearby.

This is a developing story. Check back often for new information.

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