LPSO deputy on leave after deputy-involved shooting

SPRINGFIELD — A Livingston Parish Sheriff’s (LPSO) deputy is on leave after a shooting during a domestic disturbance call.

LPSO deputies responded along Hwy. 22, just south of Springfield, after midnight on Saturday, April 15th.

Upon arrival, LPSO says the deputies had a man come to the front of the home armed with a handgun.

Officials said the deputies made numerous attempts ordering the man to drop his weapon. Instead, LPSO says the man “then pointed that gun towards deputies.”

That’s when the LPSO deputy now on leave, fired a single shot hitting the man.

Deputies did render aid to the man until paramedics arrived on scene. He was transported to a hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition at this time.

No other injuries were reported, per LPSO.

Per policy, the deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. The deputy’s name has not been released.

Often times for an officer/deputy-involved shooting, an outside agency investigates to reduce any risk of any improprieties. LPSO said the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation of this particular shooting.

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