Man wounded in officer-involved shooting in Lake Arthur - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Man wounded in officer-involved shooting in Lake Arthur

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LAKE ARTHUR, LA (KPLC) -

A man received a non-life threatening injury early Sunday in an officer-involved shooting in Lake Arthur.

Lake Arthur Police Chief Cheryl Vincent said the officer has been placed on administrative leave pending a State Police investigation into the incident.

Vincent said the department got a call about a disturbance between a man and a woman at a home at around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Vincent said the responding officer knocked on the door and the man came out and pointed a rifle at him. She said the officer backed out and called for backup. She said while backup was heading to the home, the female and two children were able to get out.

Vincent said the man then pointed the gun on the woman and children.

"That's when the officer shot him," she said.

Vincent said the man is in stable condition. She said the woman was also taken to the hospital, treated and released from injuries she received in the disturbance prior to the officer's arrival.

Vincent said the man will face charges in the incident.

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