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Louisiana Officer Responding to Domestic Dispute, One Stabbing Victim Have Died, Sheriff Says


UPDATE 9:38 p.m. ET: The responding officer and a stabbing victim have died, the Sheriff said.

UPDATE 7:36 p.m. ET: Police said the standoff had concluded and the suspect is now in custody.

A Louisiana police officer was shot Wednesday while responding to a scene where two individuals were stabbed, authorities said.

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson said police were called around 4:45 p.m. State police had deployed to a convenience store in the town of Sunset in a support capacity, a spokesman added to TheBlaze.

The suspect had barricaded himself inside. Using megaphones, police urged the person to surrender peacefully.

There were no hostages inside, despite some earlier reports.

Edmonson says the officer was "responsive" but he has no details on the extent of the officer's injuries — or those of the other two people who were injured.

Tonette Thibodeaux of the Sunset police department confirms that an officer was shot but says she does not have any details.

Sunset is a town of about 2,900 in St. Landry Parish, 13 miles north of Lafayette.

The police department consists of Chief Louie Padilla, six officers, four dispatchers, a secretary and 12 reserve officers, according to the department's website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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