DeSoto Deputy Shot During Altercation with Suspect
A DeSoto Parish Deputy is shot while responding to a call for service in the small community of Stanley. State Police have stepped in to investigate the case.
The preliminary investigation revealed two DeSoto deputies responded to a call for service at a home on Booker Loop Road. Upon the deputies’ arrival, a subject at the residence began shooting at the deputies with a shotgun. During the exchange, one of the deputies was shot. At least one of the deputies exchanged gunfire with male subject, later identified as Jeffrey Booker. Booker then barricaded himself inside the home. After a brief standoff, Booker surrendered. He was taken into custody and booked into the DeSoto Parish jail on two counts of attempted first degree murder, twelve counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, and resisting arrest.
Sheriff Jayson Richardson says Deputy Gabe Whitaker II suffered a non-life threatening wound to his shoulder. He's been treated and released from a local hospital. The other deputy was not hurt.