Three people and a police K9 are dead following an officer involved shooting in Crowley that also left the officer wounded. Master Trooper Brooks David says they received a call that an officer was shot around 10:30 last night. He says when troopers arrived, it was a gruesome scene.
“Two people were dead at that residence, a police officer from Crowley was shot during the exchange of gunfire, and his K9 dog was also shot and killed,” David said.
The identities of the victims have not been released, but authorities say a woman was dead when they arrived on scene. A male suspect then reportedly shot and killed the K9 before he was fatally shot by police. David says the investigation is ongoing.
“It’s in the early stages, but we do know that one of those subjects was one of them that exchanged gunfire with Crowley PD,” David said.
Authorities say another female victim was discovered when detectives came back to question witnesses. David says the wounded officer is in stable condition, but it’s a tragedy the K9 was killed.
“People look at it as an animal, but to that K9 officer, that’s his partner,” David said.