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State police investigating officer-involved shooting in Houma; one hospitalized

6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, September 06 2022 Sep 6, 2022 September 06, 2022 6:07 AM September 06, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

HOUMA - The Louisiana State Police are investigating a reported officer-involved shooting that happened early Tuesday morning that left one man hospitalized after he fired at officers. No law enforcement were injured.

Officers posted on social media around 2 a.m. that they were en route to the scene of the shooting, which allegedly involved the Houma Police Department.

One person was taken to a local hospital due to their injuries, the post read. 

Later that day, LSP released more details: the HPD had responded to a report of a domestic incident in which the suspect had barricaded himself in the home. The man, later identified as 51-year-old Gary Vanleuven, shot at the responding officers, who returned his fire. 

Vanleuven eventually surrendered to officers after their gunfire had injured him. He was taken to an out-of-area hospital for treatment. 

LSP reports this is an active investigation while its Crime Laboratory processes the scene.

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