UPDATE, 9/11/23, 11:29 A.M.: The Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office confirmed that the suspect involved in the shooting died Friday night. The identify was also confirmed to be Richard Sonnier Jr.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

ORIGINAL, 9/8/23, 8:27 A.M.: RAYNE, La. (KLFY) – State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Rayne.

According to Louisiana State Police, the Rayne Police Department requested the LSP Bureau of Investigations on Thursday around 11:45 p.m. to investigate a shooting in the 1000 block of East Jefferson Davis Avenue in Rayne. Officers encountered a suspect with a rifle when the suspect barricaded himself into a house. During the standoff, the suspect fired multiple rounds while sustaining a gunshot wound. They were transported to a local area hospital. No officers were injured during the incident.  

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information and/or pictures and video is urged to share that information with LSP Detectives by calling 337-332-8080.