March 23, 2017 04:51 PM

Three people and a Crowley Police K-9 are dead in what authorities believe began as a double homicide, according to The Associated Press and local news sources. A Crowley police officer identified as Tate Thibodeaux was shot in the thigh and has since been released from a hospital. The incident unfolded around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.


Police were called to a residence on Josey Street in Crowley last night for a report of shots fired, at which time, according to various accounts, Thibodeaux and fellow officers engaged a male suspect in gunfire. Thibodeaux was wounded and his K-9, Roscoe, was killed, as was the male suspect. Inside the home officers found the body of an unidentified woman believed to have been murdered by the male suspect. A vehicle at the Josey Street residence was registered to a third woman whose body was found Thursday morning at her residence on South Avenue G, also dead of gunfire. Police believe she was an earlier victim of the unidentified male suspect, now deceased.