MANDEVILLE, Louisiana -- Two Mandeville police officers were shot Friday near U.S. 190 and La. 22, and one has died, according to St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith.
The officers were shot after a vehicle chase, according to information Gov. John Bel Edwards received from State Police at 3 p.m. Two suspects have been taken into custody, Smith said.
Smith said the injured officer apparently suffered a graze wound.
One witness at the scene said the shooting happened across the street from the Cafe Du Monde location on North Causeway Boulevard.
Causeway Boulevard in both directions is closed at the La. 22/U.S. 190 intersection. Two vehicles are in a ditch near a fence on the off ramp off Causeway Boulevard near La. 22.
There is a heavy police presence in the area.
Missy Noel, who was on the nearby Beau Chene Golf Course for a golf tournament Friday, said the teams of golfers were ordered off the course and told to shelter in the golf clubhouse. The golfers were on the Oak Course, she said. She said police were patrolling the area.
Slidell Police put out a news release on behalf of the Mandeville Police Department saying that State Police would address the media later this evening.
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