A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy is in surgery after he was shot earlier this morning following a vehicle pursuit that ended in the Goodbee area.
Shortly before 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning<x-apple-data-detectors://2> (April 1), deputies attempted to make a vehicle stop on a subject who was believed to be involved in reported vehicle burglaries. The subject fled in his vehicle.
Following a pursuit, the subject crashed his vehicle in a ditch, and gunfire was exchanged between the subject and deputies.
A deputy and the subject were shot in the exchange.
The deputy is currently in surgery.
The male subject is deceased.
More details will be released as they become available.