Police: 3 dead, officer wounded in Louisiana shooting

AP News
Posted: Mar 23, 2017 1:28 PM

CROWLEY, La. (AP) — Authorities say three people and a police dog are dead and a police officer is wounded after a shooting in south Louisiana.

State Police Trooper Brooks David says a Crowley Police Department officer was shot late Wednesday night while responding to reports of shots fired at a residence.

Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard says police shot and killed a man at the home after he shot the dog and wounded the officer.

The chief says the suspect also shot and killed a woman at the home before police responded. Broussard says investigators believe the man also killed another woman at a home in a different Crowley neighborhood.

The chief says the wounded officer was released from a hospital Thursday after being treated for a gunshot wound to his left thigh.