Louisiana State Police detectives were requested to investigate an officer involved shooting by the St. Landry Sheriffs Office.
At 11:54 a.m., a St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2003 Honda Odyssey van on I-49 northbound at LA 29 that was allegedly following too close.
The driver of the vehicle, 61-year-old Charles Martin of Oberlin, pulled into the parking lot of a gas station and stopped. Martin exited his vehicle and produced a firearm, according to state police.
Gunfire was exchanged between the deputy and Martin. After the exchange of gunfire, Martin and a passenger were taken into custody, police said.
According to police, no one was injured during the exchange of gunfire. Martin was taken into custody and booked at the St. Landry Parish Jail for attempted first degree murder of a police officer. The passenger in the vehicle was questioned and released.
State police said this case remains under investigation.
The name of the deputy has not yet been released.