Louisiana State Police Investigating Deputy-Involved Shooting

Published: 01-09-2024 | Category: Troop L

Baton Rouge – Yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:00 p.m., detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations were requested to investigate a shooting incident involving the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office on Max Brumfield Road in Franklinton.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 2020 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 18-year-old Brian Archuleta of Franklinton. Archuleta refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the Malibu traveled off of the roadway and crashed. After the crash, a deputy exited their vehicle. The Malibu then traveled toward the deputy. The deputy discharged their service weapon at the oncoming vehicle, and the Malibu crashed off the roadway again. After crashing for the second time, Archuleta fled on foot before being apprehended by deputies.

A deputy was injured in the incident and was transported to a local hospital. Archuleta and a passenger in the Malibu were uninjured during the incident. 

Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating agency in this officer-involved shooting. The scene is being processed by Louisiana State Police Detectives. The investigation remains active and ongoing. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information, pictures, and/or videos is urged to share that information with LSP Detectives. Citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting File a Report or calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.

Baton Rouge – Louisiana State Police Investigators have been requested by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate a deputy-involved shooting in Washington Parish. Investigators are working diligently to process the crime scene and gather further information. Additional details will be released when available.