LINCOLN PARISH, La. (KNOE) - UPDATE 3:38 PM: Authorities say the deputy involved in the shooting has been treated and released and is at home resting.
The scene of an officer involved shooting in Lincoln Parish. (8/29/2017)
UPDATE: According to Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt, of the Louisiana State Police, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Since the incident happened across from Simsboro High School, the school was put on lockdown for some time as a precaution. Reichardt calls the incident's proximity to the school "unfortunate" but says no one at the school was injured. The lockdown has since been lifted.
Louisiana State Police will be handling the ongoing investigation. Details on what led up to the traffic stop are not available at this time.
Louisiana State Police is working a deputy involved shooting near Simsboro High School in Lincoln Parish.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office says the deputy was conducting a traffic stop when the suspect fired shots at the deputy. Authorities say the deputy was hit, but a bullet proof vest stopped the bullet from piercing his body.
The deputy is at a local hospital but doing well.
Investigators say the deputy fired shots back at the suspect, hitting the suspect. No word on the suspect's condition.