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Suspect involved in officer involved shooting in custody


The suspect who was wanted in connection with Wednesday night’s officer-involved shooting in Abbeville is now in custody after being captured in Lafayette Parish.

State Police say that Nahshon Ishamael Brooks was arrested and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Carrying a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm in a Firearm Free Zone.

The female Abbeville police officer was allegedly shot in the shoulder by Brooks and suffered a collapsed lung.

She is in stable but guarded condition.

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