LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - There was a shooting near Lacassine this morning involving a Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.
Louisiana State Police is investigating the shooting, Sgt. James Anderson, Troop D spokesman, confirmed.
Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said deputies were responding to a report of shots fired outside a residence on La. 101 north of Lacassine around 9:30 a.m.
When deputies arrived, they encountered 56-year-old Jeffery Smiley who refused to drop a weapon, Anderson said. Smiley was shot by a deputy.
The man was airlifted to an area hospital and is currently in surgery, Ivey said. No other injuries were reported.
Ivey said Sheriff Ivy Woods requested state police investigate.