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State police: Trooper shoots, injures driver in Raceland

6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago April 06, 2016 Apr 6, 2016 Wednesday, April 06 2016 April 06, 2016 10:30 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

RACELAND - Louisiana State Police say a trooper shot and wounded a driver during a confrontation following a traffic stop in Raceland.

The Courier reports police say the incident happened Sunday night.

State police Sgt. Nick Manale says a trooper spotted 48-year-old Preston Perez driving a minivan recklessly on Louisiana Highway 308.

Police say Perez then lost control of the vehicle, hitting a bridge before ending up on the other side of the road.

Manale says a confrontation ensued and the unidentified trooper fired at Perez. Police later determined Perez had allegedly carjacked the minivan from the Thibodaux area.

Perez was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Manale said he'll face charges upon release from the hospital.

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