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Deputies: Armed suspect tried to rob cop

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago October 04, 2013 Oct 4, 2013 Friday, October 04 2013 October 04, 2013 2:56 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: AE Stevenson

HAMMOND - Investigators in Tangipahoa Parish said an undercover sheriff's deputy was involved in a shooting Friday with another man who tried to rob him.

They said the deputy had minor cuts on their hand, while the suspect was hit several times. They said their injuries weren't life-threatening, though.

Deputies said two undercover agents were working an operation near the intersection of Happywoods Road and Old Baton Rouge Highway when a man came up to them and pointed a gun at them to try and rob them.

Investigators said the deputy and suspect struggled over the gun, which went off. The suspect was injured in the exchange.

Deputies said Louisiana State Police are processing the scene. The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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