3 Louisiana Police Officers Shot

Photo: Brandon Arthur Carpenter, Courtesy: Sam Winstrom


A man is in custody after a standoff where officials said he shot three law enforcement officers.

A Louisiana State trooper and two police officers were shot in Avoyelles Parish.

According to WBRZ, the trooper was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, one of the police officers was shot in the lip with a BB gun and the second officer’s injuries are unknown.

The three law enforcement officers approached the window of a home to negotiate with a man barricaded inside. The suspect, identified as Brandon Arthur Carpenter, then fired a shotgun at the officers.

The standoff started after a car chase earlier Thursday afternoon.

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