** UPDATE ** Here's the latest on the shooting/stabbing in Sunset. Late this afternoon a Sunset Police officer responded to a call on Anna Street and found two stabbing victims. One of the stabbing victims a 41 year old woman died at the scene while the other woman was taken to a local hospital in undetermined condition. The responding officer was shot and he was also taken to the hospital in unknown condition. From Anna Street the suspect drove off towards Napoleon Ave and into the JR Mini-Mart. Customers inside were able to escape unharmed. The suspect barricaded himself in the Mini-Mart office but was driven out by tear gas where he was taken into custody apparently unharmed. The suspect was being transported to a Lafayette hospital for evaluation. From the hospital he will booked into the Lafayette Correctional facility and later transferred to St. Landry Parish.

According to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz the suspect will be charged with 1st degree murder, attempted first degree murder and attempted first degree murder of a police officer.


Earlier report:

Developing now: an hours-long stand-off has ended after an officer-involved shooting in Sunset. SWAT negotiators responded to the stand-off at a convenience store on Napoleon Street. Police say the suspect in an officer-involved shooting barricaded himself in the store office, but was taken into custody injured, but alive. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says at least one Sunset police officer was wounded in the shooting.

Authorities converged on downtown Sunset Wednesday afternoon on reports of people shot including at least one police officer. KATC is reporting that one shooting victim was air-lifted to Lafayette for treatment. Dozens of police cars and armed officers closed an intersection not far from the Sunset Grand Coteau exit. Additional injuries have been reported with multiple victims being transferred to nearby hospitals.

State Senator Elbert Guillory tells our news partner KATC that the incident began as a domestic disturbance and at least one person was stabbed. There is no word on the extent of additional injuries.


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