St. Tammany Sheriff's Office to release new details in Sunday's deputy-involved shooting
UPDATE: Authorities have identified a vehicle burglary suspect killed during a shootout that also injured a sheriff's deputy in Louisiana.
ST. TAMMANY - A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputy is in surgery after he was shot early Sunday morning following a car chase that ended in the Goodbee area.
According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, shortly before 5:00 a.m., deputies attempted to make a vehicle stop on a subject who was believed to be involved in reported vehicle burglaries. The suspect fled in his vehicle, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Following a pursuit, the suspect crashed his vehicle into a ditch and gunfire was exchanged between the man and deputies. A deputy and the suspect were shot in the exchange.
Officials say the deputy is currently in surgery and the male suspect is dead.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.