State Police release information on LDWF agent involved shooting

UPDATE 2/20: Louisiana State Police release information regarding shooting incident involving and LDWF agent in Evangeline Parish.

On Feb. 12, LSP said an enforcement agent with LDWF was conducting surveillance on a residence located in the 5200 block of Crooked Creek Parkway in Ville Platte. The subject, Johnny E. Clark, 43, was wanted for a felony warrant issued by LDWF.

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Officials said at some point during the surveillance, the agent encountered Clark in a wooded area near the residence. Clark then fled the area, entered his house and armed himself. While inside the house, a family member gained possession of Clark’s firearm. Clark then fled the house, entered a parked vehicle in the yard and tried to leave.

Authorities said the agent then entered the vehicle in an attempt to prevent Clark from leaving. An altercation occurred, in which Clark attempted to disarm the agent. At some point in the altercation the agent’s firearm discharged striking the driver side door. Neither parties were injured from the firearm.

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Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies transported Clark to the Evangeline Parish Jail. The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Criminal Investigations Division is conducting the investigation into this agent-involved shooting. This is an ongoing investigation, and charges are forthcoming.

ORIGNIAL STORY 2/12: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Louisiana State Police are assisting with an investigation into an LDWF agent-involved shooting.

According to Louisiana State Police, LDWF requested the Bureau of Investigations to investigate an agent-involved in Evangeline Parish. Detectives are currently investigating the crime scene.

No other information has been made available.

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