Barataria policeman wounded in argument with relative

File photo.
File photo.

Investigators from the North Eastern Division and the Gender-Based Violence Unit are probing an incident on Wednesday night in which a female relative shot and wounded an off-duty policeman at their Barataria home.

Police said members of the North Eastern Division Emergency Response Patrol were on patrol at around 10.15 pm when they got a report of a shooting at 11th Street, Barataria.

Police found a woman who claimed the officer had attacked her.

The woman said the man picked up a knife during an argument, so she picked up his gun, a Sig Sauer pistol, and shot him once in the abdomen.

Police found the man on the floor with a gunshot wound. They took him to hospital, where he was treated.

The woman was taken to the police station and was being questioned up to Thursday morning.


"Barataria policeman wounded in argument with relative"

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