Louisiana State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

Published: 08-01-2023 | Category: Troop I

Ville Platte- On July 31, 2023, shortly after 8:30 P.M., the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office requested Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations to investigate an officer-involved shooting on the 100 block of W. Beauregard Street in the city of Ville Platte. At least two subjects were shot and transported to local hospitals with critical injuries; one of those subjects later died. One officer was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information and/or pictures and video is urged to share that information with LSP Detectives by calling 337-332-8080.

In addition to the option above, citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/suspicious.nsf/WebForm?OpenForm or calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.

This is an active investigation and information will be updated as it becomes available.