Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Saturday night on Winbourne Avenue in which the officer shot a man in the shoulder, a police spokesman said Sunday.
The names of the officer and the wounded man were not released Sunday.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs, a police spokesman, said the driver’s name will be made public when he is booked into Parish Prison after his release from a hospital.
Stubbs said his office is still waiting on approval from department administrators to release the officer’s identity. He said that identity would likely become public Monday.
Stubbs said the officer’s status with the department has not been determined, but he will likely be placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol for officer-involved shootings.
The incident occurred at about 11 p.m. in the 2700 block of Winbourne Avenue when the officer noticed someone driving a vehicle “in a suspicious manner,” Stubbs said.
The officer flagged down the vehicle and the driver pulled over, but he got out of his car and ran away, Stubbs said.
The officer chased the driver behind a house and attempted to subdue him, Stubbs said, but the driver got away and ran back toward his vehicle.
The officer kept chasing the suspect, who pulled out a gun and began firing at the officer, Stubbs said. The officer was not hit, he said.
The officer returned fire, hitting the suspect in the shoulder, Stubbs said.
The suspect tried to run away again, but other officers who had arrived captured him, Stubbs said. The suspect was taken to a hospital, Stubbs said.