RIVER RIDGE, La. — One person is in custody after firing a gun at Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies, hitting one of them in the belt.

According to JPSO, the shooting happened just after 7 p.m. in the 8700 block of Melrose lane. Officers were responding to the call of a unit in distress when the unidentified suspect opened fire.

One bullet hit a deputy's belt, but did not injure them. Deputies returned fire, shooting the suspect at least once before the suspect fled.

The suspect was captured around 9:40 p.m. after a helicopter, SWAT team and police dogs were used to search the area. 

The suspect was apparently caught by a K-9. Police say they were suffering from a dog bite along with their gunshot wound.

What led to the shooting is unclear.

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