Deputy involved shooting in Vernon Parish

Published: Apr. 2, 2018 at 1:48 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 2, 2018 at 4:09 PM CDT
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The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred around 4 p.m. this afternoon in New Llano, according to VPSO.
A deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence on Magnolia Street. Upon arrival he exited the vehicle where he had immediate  contact with the suspect, Bobby Hinton,60.

Within seconds of the deputy exiting his patrol unit, Hinton pulled out a handgun and fired two shots at him. One round struck the deputy in the forearm and the other round struck the patrol unit.

The deputy returned gun fire, striking Hinton. Both were transported to Byrd Regional Hospital for treatment.

Hinton was later pronounced dead.
The deputy was later transported to a hospital in Alexandria for further treatment and is listed in stable condition.

VERNON PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The investigation is ongoing.

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