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An investigation is underway following a shooting in Carencro involving a deputy sheriff. In the shooting, a suspect was shot while authorities attempted to execute an arrest warrant.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at approximately 7:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Wagon Trail Road in Carencro.

News 15 reports that the deceased’s name is Tony Pollard. He was being investigated for a series of violent crimes that occurred over the past few days.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office said Pollard is wanted in connection with a July 4 armed robbery in which two guns were stolen. Since then, he has also been named as a suspect in at least two other cases involving guns.

When officers arrived on scene to execute the arrest warrant, Pollard refused to comply with officers’ orders and “behaved in a threatening manner, whereupon officers responded with deadly force.”

Pollard was pronounced dead at the scene. Louisiana State Police said none of the officers were injured in the incident.

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The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information and/or pictures and videos is asked to share this information with LSP Detectives.

You can report information anonymously through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by going to lsp.org and clicking on “Report Suspicious or Criminal Activity” or by calling the LSP Fusion Center hotline at 1-800-434-8007.

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