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WDSU REPORTING ON THE SCENE:
A St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot multiple times in an “ambush” Thursday morning, officials said.
The deputy, who was identified as Cpl. Burt Hazeltine, was directing traffic in a school zone about 9 a.m. on Highway 90 and Louisiana Streets in Paradis when shots were fired.
Officials said Hazeltine was struck in the elbow, eye and chest. The Sheriff’s Office said a bullet was lodged behind Hazeltine’s left eye and is suffering from internal bleeding.
A suspect was in custody within minutes of the shooting, authorities said. The suspect’s name wasn’t released.
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Deputy shot multiple times in AMBUSH