Trooper, two police officers shot Thursday during standoff in Avoyelles Parish
A Louisiana State Police trooper, a Marksville police officer and Simmesport officer were shot during a standoff Thursday in Avoyelles Parish, sustaining non-life threatening injuries, Sheriff Doug Anderson said.
The standoff ended about 7:30 p.m. when officers took 25-year-old Brandon Carpenter into custody, Anderson confirmed. Carpenter had barricaded himself in his home in the 8500 block of La. 114 in Moreauville after he rammed his vehicle into police vehicles during a chase, Anderson said.
Carpenter fired at the officers with a shotgun, apparently loaded with bird shot, and hit the trooper in the shoulder, the Simmesport police officer in the lip and the Marksville police officer, Anderson said. He did not know where the Marksville officer was shot.
Anderson said Carpenter had a warrant for domestic abuse battery, but it was unclear how the chase started.