ABBEVILLE, LA. (THECOUNT) — Police are searching for a suspect after a female Abbeville, Louisiana police officer was shot twice Wednesday night.

The unidentified officer was conducting a traffic stop in the area of 600 North Gertrude Street, in Abbeville, LA, when the suspect open fire striking the officer twice.


The officer was airlifted to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to the mayor.

K9 units and Helicopters are surrounding the area as the manhunt continues.

Residents in the area are being asked to stay inside.

Multiple agencies are assisting in the search and investigation, reports KATC.


Geo quick facts: Abbeville is a city in and the parish seat of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States, 150 miles west of New Orleans and 60 miles southwest of Baton Rouge. The population was 12,257 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

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