St. Tammany deputy shot after early morning chase, suspect dead
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office van
GOODBEE, La. â€” A St. Tammany Parish Sheriffâ€™s deputy is in stable condition in the ICU after he was shot earlier this morning following a vehicle pursuit that ended in the Goodbee area.
According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriffâ€™s Office, the deputy attempted to make a vehicle stop just before 5 a.m. on a suspect who was believed to be involved in reported vehicle burglaries. The suspect fled in his vehicle.
Following a pursuit, the man crashed his vehicle in a ditch. The sheriffâ€™s office says the deputy and the man exchanged gunfire.
Both were shot.
The deputy underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition in the ICU. The suspect is dead.