Details about the deputy-involved shooting injury Monday night on Jones Creek Road remained sparse on Tuesday.
An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy shot and injured a person in a parking lot outside a dentist's office, officials said.
The incident began when the deputy responded to a call shortly before 7:30 p.m. regarding a suspicious vehicle parked behind a business in the 5000 block of Jones Creek Road, Louisiana State Police spokesman Trooper Taylor Scrantz said in a news release .
"After coming into contact with an occupant of the vehicle, the deputy discharged his firearm, striking the subject," Scrantz wrote in a statement. The deputy was not injured and Scrantz called the civilian's injuries non-life threatening. Scrantz declined to identify either person involved.
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But even by Tuesday afternoon, few other details about the shooting were made public, with Scrantz citing the ongoing investigation. He declined to answer questions about whether the person had tried to attack the deputy or was armed. The person was transported to a hospital Monday night, but it was not clear if the person had since been discharged.
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said their agency will not identify the deputy until he has been interviewed, which had not occurred as of Tuesday afternoon. Hicks did confirm the deputy had been placed on paid administrative leave, per their protocol after officer-involved shootings.
The Sheriff's Office asked Louisiana State Police to handle the investigation, Hicks said. She referred all questions about the investigation to State Police.
Neither Hicks nor Scrantz would answer questions about whether any video or audio footage of the shooting has been recovered. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies are not equipped with body cameras, but it's unclear if there is any relevant dash camera or surveillance footage.
Law enforcement from both the Sheriff's Office and State Police swarmed the scene Monday night, focusing their investigation on a white car parked in the rear of the building.
One resident who drove by the scene outside the Grand Family Dentistry in the 5400 block of Jones Creek Road said it was scary that something like this happened in that area, which is generally quiet.
Advocate staff reporter Grace Toohey contributed to this report.