The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred shortly after 4 p.m. this afternoon in the area of Magnolia Street in New Llano.
A Deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call at the residence. Upon arrival he exited the vehicle where he had immediate contact with the complainant and the suspect later identified as, Bobby Hinton, age 60.
Within seconds of the Deputy exiting his patrol unit Hinton brandished a handgun and fired two shots at the Deputy, while the Deputy retreated behind his patrol unit.
One round struck the Deputy in the forearm and the other round struck the patrol unit.
The Deputy returned gun fire hitting the assailant one time.
The Deputy immediately called for backup and medical personnel.
Upon arrival of additional officers and medical personnel, Hinton and the Deputy, were transported to Byrd Regional Hospital for treatment.
Hinton was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Deputy was transported to a hospital in Alexandria for further treatment and is listed in stable condition at the time of this release.
Deputies, Detectives, and Coroner Personnel processed the scene gathering all evidentiary items.
The investigation into this matter is ongoing.