The gunman is at large who just shot a Sheriff’s Deputy in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana today on Ascot Road.
The seriously injured Deputy has been flown to a hospital by helicopter.
A K9 team and a helicopter are on an active manhunt.
As Nola.com reports:
A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy was shot in the Pebble Walk neighborhood in Harvey on Wednesday afternoon, JPSO said.
Officers were restricting traffic to make way for an ambulance transporting the officer to University Medical Center in Mid-City. Roadways likely to be affected include Manhattan Boulevard, the West Bank Expressway, the Crescent City Connection and the Pontchartrain Expressway.
— Jonathan Bullington (@jrbullington) June 22, 2016
— Travers Mackel (@TraversWDSU) June 22, 2016
BREAKING: Deputy shot near Manhattan & Ascot in Jefferson Parish. Dozens of police in area, EMS headed to hospital. Chopper in area @wdsu
— Natalie Hee (@Natalie_WDSU) June 22, 2016
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