Law enforcement search for the suspected shooter.
First-ever Abbeville female police officer shot in the line of duty
A female Abbeville Police Officer is in stable condition in a local hospital after being allegedly shot by Nahshon Brooks in a Wednesday night shooting in Abbeville.
An Abbeville officer was shot in the shoulder on a domestic call.
She has been with the Abbeville Police Department for less than five years.
The officer is one of three female officers who work for the Abbeville Police Department.
She is also the first female police officer shot from Vermilion Parish.
The Abbeville Police Department received a phone call Wednesday night from a female at a residence on St. Peter Avenue around 7:50 p.m.
The officer answered the call and went to the residence. While searching for Nahshon Brooks outside a home, she discovered him near the house.
The suspect allegedly shot the police officer and then took off running towards the 600 block of Gertrude Street.
The officer never got off a shot.
She was airlifted to a local hospital and is in stable condition and also has a collapsed lung.
In the meantime, the Abbeville Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Office, and the Louisiana State Police began a search for the shooter.
Neighbors near St. Peters and Gertrude streets were asked to remain in their residence during the search.
As of Thursday morning, the suspect has not been found.
State Police PIO Thomas Gossen reiterated late Wednesday night that the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous and that anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact 911 immediately..
Law enforcement are looking for Nahshon Brooks as a person of interest in the shooting.
The shooting occurred less than half a mile from J. H. Williams Middle School. Because the suspect is still at large, all Abbeville schools were on partial lockdown as of Thursday morning.