La. Deputy Saved by Vest; Gunman Shot Dead

Aug. 30, 2017
Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Deputy Kyle Luker was saved by his ballistic vest and his suspected gunman was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon.

A Louisina deputy was saved by his ballistic vest and his suspected gunman was fatally shot Tuesday.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Deputy Kyle Luker was conducting a traffic stop around noon in Simsboro when the shooting occurred, according to The Monroe News Star.

Officials said a white male believed to be from Tennessee became non-compliant and combative before he pulled out a gun and fired on the deputy.

Luker, who was struck in his vest, returned fire on the suspect, killing him.

The injured deputy was transported to a local hospital and has since been released.

The shooting is currently under investigation.

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