Louisiana State Police is investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting in St. Mary Parish.

According to Sheriff Blaise Smith, the deputy shot a suspect early Tuesday morning. Officials close to the investigation tell us that shooting happened in Berwick. Specifics about the case have not yet been confirmed by State Police. More information about the case is expected to be released later today.

“It is an unfortunate and tragic event that caused the loss of life," Sheriff Smith said. "I stand behind and support the actions of my deputies and we are cooperating fully with the Louisiana State Police in this investigation."

This is a developing story.

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