Suspect in police custody after stabbing 2, shooting police officer and two others

LOUISIANA (MEDIA GENERAL) — St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells news outlets that a man is in custody after allegedly stabbing two people and shooting a police officer who responded to a violent situation in southwest Louisiana.

Guidroz did not identify the man, who drove his car into a nearby convenience store in Sunset, about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge, and barricaded himself inside. The sheriff says officers threw in tear gas and then stormed the JR Food Mart when the man refused to come out.

Police dispatched along with medical personnel at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday to respond to the violent altercation. Acadian Ambulance sent eight ground units and three air units to the scene.

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

One patient is currently en route via Air Med to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound. Another patient is also being reportedly transported to a hospital.

There was no additional word on the conditions of the officer or the two people who were stabbed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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