La. officer shot in neck, suspect arrested

Officer was shot in the neck during a domestic call Monday


By PoliceOne Staff

JENNINGS, La. — An officer with the Jennings Police Department was shot in the neck during a domestic call Monday.

KLFY reports Sergeant Ricky Benoit and another officer were responding to a disturbance when the incident occurred.

After a woman inside the home told police a man was somewhere in the residence, officers searched the building.

30-year-old George D. Lowdins was hiding in a bathroom closet when he shot Officer Benoit in the neck with a pistol.

Lowdins was subdued by another officer and arrested. He later admitted to the shooting during questioning by state police.

Benoit was transported to a local hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

Lowdins has been charged with attempted first degree murder of a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting an officer by flight and domestic abuse battery, according to the report.

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