On Tuesday a Louisiana State Police Troop E Trooper was involved in a shooting after making a traffic stop.
The traffic stop/incident took place on Old River Road at LA Hwy 1, in Rapides Parish. After coming into contact with the driver an altercation ensued, which the driver initiated. During the altercation the Trooper was hit in the head with an unknown object. As the the driver returned to his vehicle and attempted to flee, the passenger shot at the Trooper. The Trooper returned gunfire.
The Trooper is currently at a local hospital receiving treatment for his injuries. He was not shot.
Law enforcement is currently looking for an older model Chevrolet Caprice (90’s model). The color of the Caprice is gray/primer. There was a temporary tag in back window. The vehicle has dark tinted windows.
There were multiple occupants in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The driver is described as a black male wearing a yellow shirt.
Anyone with information, with regards to the vehicle and/or the occupants is asked to call Troop E at 318.487.5911