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A Lincoln Parish resident wounded by deputy

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SIMSBORO, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Tuesday afternoon, a Lincoln Parish woman was shot and wounded by a deputy sheriff after allegedly pointing a pistol at him.

According to the incident report, at approximately 16:45 hrs, Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a 911 call for assistance at a residence located just outside of the corporate limits of Simsboro. The caller requested help with a family member because he was concerned the subject intended to harm herself. The caller advised that the subject was armed with multiple firearms and had locked herself in a bathroom of the residence.

The report continues that LPSO deputy arrived and attempted to make contact with the suspect and while attempting to make contact the deputy heard a gunshot. He then encountered the suspect at the rear of the residence armed with a weapon in each hand one of which was pointed at a family member. The deputy ordered the suspect to drop her weapons. The suspect failed to comply and turned one of the weapons toward the deputy. When met with lethal force, the deputy responded with the appropriate level of force, striking the subject, who was taken to Northern Louisiana Medical Center for treatment. The suspect was stabilized and transferred to LSU Medical Center where she is believed to be in stable condition.

No Lincoln Parish Deputies were injured in the incident. Detectives of the Louisiana State Police are reviewing this incident.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone describes this as an unfortunate incident. Sheriff Stone went on to say that the preliminary investigation indicates that the officer involved acted appropriately under the circumstances that he faced in that there was an immediate threat of death or bodily injury. However, in accordance with standard law enforcement procedure, the deputy involved has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

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