UPDATE: Suspect identified in officer involved shooting

BERNICE, La. - UPDATE (9/21/17): 

Officials have released the name of the suspect involved in Tuesday's officer involved shooting.

As the investigation into the Union Parish Sheriff’s Department officer involved shooting continues, investigators with Louisiana State Police have identified the suspect as 53-year-old Randall S. Ross of Farmerville, Louisiana.

This investigation remains active and ongoing.



A suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting Tuesday night.

On September 19, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m. Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation/Monroe Field Office (LSP MFO) was contacted by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office in reference to an officer involved shooting in Bernice, LA.  LSP MFO was requested to investigate a shooting involving the Union Parish Sheriff’s Department.

The preliminary investigation revealed at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Walnut Tree Road in reference to a disturbance.  Upon arrival, the Union Parish Deputies were able to make contact with the suspect.  At some point during this incident the suspect was shot and died on scene.  No one else was injured during this incident.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

There is no more information available at this time.

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