By: Louisiana State Police

Houma – At approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 14, 2019, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation/Houma Field Office (LSP/HFO) responded to an officer involved shooting in Houma. LSP/HFO was requested to investigate the shooting by the Houma Police Department

The preliminary investigation revealed that two Houma Police Officers were on West Street conducting a storm damage assessment. Evidence at the scene reveals that multiple gunshots were fired in the vicinity of the officers from an unknown source. During the incident, one of the officers discharged their duty weapon. The officers were uninjured. The details surrounding this incident are still under investigation, and there is no further information or suspects at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call LSP/HFO at 985-876-8834 or their local law enforcement agency. The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through an anonymous reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. The form can be found by visiting http://la-safe.org/ and clicking on the “Suspicious Activity” link.