Louisiana State Police released additional information Wednesday regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting May 18 in Morehouse Parish.
According to authorities, Bastrop Police received a call from Morehouse General Hospital in reference to the treatment of a victim with apparent stab wounds. Officer subsequently learned that the alleged suspect responsible for the victim's injuries was located at 403 Smith St.
Upon arrival at the residence, an officer encountered a male suspect with a utility knife. The officer instructed the suspect to lay on the ground. However, he failed to comply with the lawful order and charged the officer. This action resulted in the officer shooting the suspect. The male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The scene was processed by Louisiana State Police detectives, who are continuing to conduct a thorough investigation. Any additional information will be released in coordination with the Morehouse Parish District Attorney's Office.
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This article originally appeared on Monroe News-Star: LSP releases detailed information on May 18 officer-involved shooting