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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 02:39 AM

Updated: Thursday, August 31, 2017 02:39 AM

Knoxville Man Killed In Louisiana Police Officer Involved Shooting

LINCOLN PARISH, La. (KNOE/WVLT) -- The identity of the suspect in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday was released Wednesday.

The scene of an officer involved shooting in Lincoln Parish.

Louisiana State Police identify him as 22-year-old Joshua Mark Cloud of Knoxville, Tennessee.

State police say Cloud was killed Tuesday after firing at a deputy during a traffic stop near Simsboro High School. Authorities say the deputy was hit by gunfire, but a bulletproof vest prevented any serious injuries.

The school was briefly placed on lockdown during the incident as a precaution.

Authorities say the deputy involved in the shooting has been treated and released and is at home resting.

Louisiana State Police said the investigation remains active and ongoing as of Wednesday evening.

Cloud's friends told Local 8 News he graduated from Farragut High School.

Brad Brinson is pastor of Two Rivers Church, where the Cloud family are active members. Pastor Brinson said the family is in complete shock, and the church will continue to pray for them during their time of grief.

Cloud's friends told Local 8 News they want to hear more about exactly what happened in the shooting.

 

 

 

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