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Suspect in Eunice hostage situation that ended in police-involved shooting arrested Wednesday morning

UPDATE (12/6):

Louisiana State Police reported that Bryan Britnell was arrested and booked this morning into the St. Landry Parish Jail for violating L.R.S. 14:37.2 – Aggravated Assault upon a Peace Officer.

ORIGINAL (11/30)

A report of a domestic dispute in Eunice led to a traffic stop and eventually an officer-involved shooting around noon today.

According to Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot, dispatchers received a report of a hostage situation near S. 9th Street and W. Park Avenue. When officers responded, they saw a vehicle leaving the residence, then were able to stop the vehicle.

At some point during the traffic stop, according to a Louisiana State Police spokesman, the driver brandished a pistol, leading officers to open fire.

State Police say the suspect was hit by the shots of at least one officer. The suspect was then transported to  local hospital. His condition is not known at this time, Fontenot said.

No officers were shot or injured during the incident.

In response to the report, two schools — Eunice Elementary and Eunice Junior High — were placed on lockdown.  Those lockdowns have since been lifted.

One other person was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the stop. They were uninjured and taken from scene.

Fontenot said the shooting investigation has been turned over to the Louisiana State Police.