Suspect shot, taken to hospital after opening fire on police in Louisiana

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IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY) The New Iberia Police Department says an investigation is underway following an officer-involved shooting Tuesday.

Around 6:15 p.m., officers were called to the area of Santa Clara near Daspit Elementary School in response to an active pursuit of a suspect.

Captain John Babin said while in pursuit of the suspect, shots were fired.

He said police then returned fire injuring the suspect.

The investigation has now been taken over by Louisiana State Police, Babin said.

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