HOUMA, La. (BRPROUD) — One person was hurt during an officer-involved shooting in Terrebonne Parish.
According to LSP, the Houma Police Department received a call regarding an armed person involved in a domestic disturbance at a home in the 200 block of Polk Street. Shortly after arriving at the location, responding Houma Police Department officers were shot at by the armed person.
In response to the shots fired, three of the officers shot their firearms back. After the exchange of fire, 51-year-old Gary Vanleuven of Houma returned to the residence and barricaded himself inside.
LSP says that the Houma Police Department S.W.A.T. and Negotiation teams attempted to have Vanleuven leave the residence but he refused. Eventually, after a long standoff, Vanleuven surrendered revealing he had been shot.
Vanleuven was taken to the hospital to be treated. His condition is unknown at the time. LSP says no law enforcement was injured. State police are investigating the incident. More information will be released as it becomes available.