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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sheriff Louis Ackal is advising that the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred in Jeanerette on November 16, 2014 at approximately 11:31 p.m.The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office was advised that an officer with Jeanerette Police Department was involved in an altercation with a suspect within the city limits of Jeanerette. Deputies learned that during the altercation a Jeanerette Police Officer was stabbed by a suspect and the suspect was then shot by a Jeanerette Police Officer.Both the Officer and suspect were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for their injuries.

Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Investigations are currently investigating the incident. Further details involving the incident will be released as soon as other facts are determined.