MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Louisiana State Police investigators said on Wednesday that another officer fired the gun that hit the Monroe officer who was shot on Thursday of last week. They say the officer was shot inadvertently.
Lewis Craft (Left) and Johnathan Guillory (Right) both face charges in an officer-involved shooting.
"As the investigation into the officer involved shooting continues, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Monroe Field Office, has determined that during the struggle with the suspects an officer was inadvertently shot by another officer on the scene. All three that suffered from being shot were treated and released for non-life threatening injuries. This is an active and on-going investigation and further updates will follow at a later date."
The shooting happened on January 3rd, 2019.
UPDATE: 12:04 PM THURS. (1/3/2019) - According to arrest reports, Lewis Craft and Johnathan Guillory both face charges in connection with the officer-involved shooting.
The reports say both suspects were in the room during the time of the incident. During the investigation, the reports say, detectives found a small bag of what they believe to be meth.
One report also says Gulliory did not comply with police and aggressively moved toward the officer. Investigators say Guillory then grabbed the officer and forced him backward.
Guillory is charged with battery of a police officer, resisting a police officer with force or violence and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Lewis Craft faces a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
No bond amount has been posted.
UPDATE: 10:30 AM - According to Louisiana State Police, officers went to the Super 8 Motel on a disturbance complaint. They say once the officers arrived, shots were fired. One officer and two subjects were shot.
All three were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Two subjects were arrested.
The investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE: Louisiana State Police Troop F has confirmed it is investigating an officer-involved shooting.
There was a heavy police presence at the Super 8 on Highway 165 in Monroe early Thursday morning.
Witnesses say they heard five shots fired, but investigators have not confirmed any details. Law enforcement was on scene for more than three hours.
Officials gained access to room 206 on the second floor of the hotel. People staying at the hotel were placed on lockdown, but that has since been lifted.
This is a developing story and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.