UPDATE: Dead suspect named in shooting at Cooper Lake Grocery in Morehouse Parish

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The sheriff tells KNOE he believes Dale, the suspect, was a person of interest in a recent attempted armed robbery in Bastrop.

Now, investigators are working to learn who fired the gun and any other circumstances about the shooting.

"We have collected both weapons currently. We are in the process now of downloading some video footage that we believe would capture most of the incident," Sheriff Mike Tubbs said.

They were both taken to a Shreveport hospital where Dale later died. Tubbs said they're still looking into who he was.

"{He} doesn't have a lot of family in this area, so we'll go into those things. What brought him into this area. Does he have a criminal history? Those are things that we will certainly follow up on," Tubbs said.

No word on how the victim is doing, but Tubbs said she is a long time resident here.

Update: The sheriff's office said the suspect's name is Barak Dale Milton from Church Point, La.

They suspect he is also linked to a same-day attempted robbery in Bastrop.


The Morehouse Parish sheriff confirms the shooting suspect is dead.

The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at Cooper Lake Grocery near Bastrop.

Sheriff Mike Tubbs says the victim and shooting suspect were taken to a nearby hospital. No word on their injuries.

This is an active situation and crews are working the scene.

We will have more information as details become available.