Louisana police captain killed, another officer injured after traffic stop ends in shootout


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MANDEVILLE, La. (WFLA) – A Louisiana officer killed after a shootout on Friday has been identified by officials.

The Mandeville Police Department says Captain Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. was shot during a vehicle pursuit near New Orleans.

Officials say Captain Liberto joined the department in 1994. Prior to joining MPD, The 58-year-old served over 10 years in the marine corps.

Officials say another officer injured in the shootout was treated at a nearby hospital and released.

Police haven’t identified the suspects or said what sparked the pursuit. Two suspects are reportedly in custody.

Captain Liberto leaves behind a loving wife and seven children. Several of his children are active law enforcement officers and the military.

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