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Authorities search for suspect wanted in officer-involved shooting

Posted: 11:30 PM, Apr 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-04 01:22:12-04

Louisiana State Police give an update on Wednesday night's officer-involved shooting in Abbeville.https://katc.com/news/around-acadiana/vermilion-parish/2019/04/03/police-investigating-officer-involved-shooting-in-abbeville/

Posted by KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Police are searching for the suspect wanted in connection with an officer-involved shooting in Abbeville Wednesday night.

Authorities say a female officer was shot after conducting a traffic stop. She was airlifted to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to the mayor.

The shooting happened in the 600 block of N Gertrude Street.

State police were contacted by the Abbeville Police Department shortly before 8 p.m. to help assist with the shooting.

Abbeville officer shot

Police say the suspect shot the officer twice and then fled. Witnesses tell KATC’s Justice Henderson  Wednesday night that officers had guns drawn toward a house on N Gertrude and that K-9s are sniffing out the area. Helicopters are surrounding the area. Residents in the area are cautioned to stay inside.

Multiple agencies are assisting in the search and investigation. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

Update on officer shot in Abbeville: https://katc.com/news/around-acadiana/vermilion-parish/2019/04/03/police-investigating-officer-involved-shooting-in-abbeville/

Posted by KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel on Wednesday, April 3, 2019