MANDEVILLE – One Mandeville Police Officer is dead and another wounded after a shooting this afternoon near the intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 190.
The officer who was shot was taken to the hospital, and the Mandeville Chief of Police says he is expected to live.
Two suspects are in custody, according to a Louisiana State Police spokesperson, and officers say the weapon used in the shooting has been recovered.
St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister issued the following statement:
“We are shocked at the sad and tragic news today of the shooting of two Mandeville Police officers in the line of duty — one of them fatally. We ask that our community come together in prayer and support for these officers, their families, and the Mandeville Police Department.”
Sen. John Kennedy issued the following statement:
“It’s heartbreaking when a law enforcement officer dies in the line of duty keeping us safe. St. Tammany is my home parish, and I know the city of Mandeville is hurting today. The loss of a police officer hurts all of us. God bless our law enforcement officers. You awe us with your bravery and sacrifice every single day.”
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Rep. Steve Scalise took to social media with their condolences:
Praying for the officers and first responders involved in this developing tragedy. My prayers go out to the family of the police officer who was killed in the line of duty. https://t.co/12viCFmfzN
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) September 20, 2019
Stay tuned to WGNO for more information on this developing story.