Policeman shot, two people stabbed in southwest Louisiana

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Police gather at the scene of a shooting in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
Police raise a handgun found on the crime scene in the yard of a home where a reported shooting occurred in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

This undated photo provided by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office shows Harrison Lee Riley Jr., accused of fatally shooting an officer and stabbing several women at a home in Sunset, La. Riley drove from the house in Sunset into a convenience store, barricading himself in an office and telling police that he wouldn't come out and was ready to fight, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said. (St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office/KLFY via AP)

In this photo provided by KLFY, officers surround a home where an officer was fatally shot and several women stabbed in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The suspect, Harrison Lee Riley Jr., drove from the house in Sunset into a convenience store, barricading himself in an office and telling police that he wouldn't come out and was ready to fight, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said. (John Weatherall/KLFY via AP) 
Local fire departments work the scene of a fire at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a suspect drove into the front facade of the building before a standoff with the police Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The man barricaded himself in the store following a fatal incident. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
Local fire departments work the scene of a fire at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a suspect drove into the front facade of the building before a standoff with the police Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The man barricaded himself in the store following a fatal incident. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) 
Local fire departments work the scene of a fire at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a suspect drove his vehicle into the store before a standoff with the police Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A police officer was fatally shot Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where several women had been stabbed, said the sheriff of rural St. Landry Parish. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) 
Police gather at the scene of a shooting in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) 

Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory stands at a police perimeter after a reported shooting in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) 

In this photo provided by KLFY, people gather near the scene of a shooting in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Dalfred Jones/KLFY via AP) 
A St. Landry Parish Sheriff officer stands near the scene of a reported shooting in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) 
A police officer crosses police tape at the perimeter of a scene at the Sunset Mini Mart in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A police officer was fatally shot Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where several women had been stabbed, said the sheriff of rural St. Landry Parish. The man accused in the attacks drove from the house in Sunset into the convenience store and barricading himself in an office. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
A Carencro Police Department officer walks near a police perimeter where a reported shooting occurred in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) 
Police gather at the scene of a shooting in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) 
In this photo provided by KLFY, people gather near the scene of a shooting in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. 
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Police stormed a grocery market in a southwestern Louisiana town on Wednesday to arrest a man accused of stabbing two people and shooting an officer before barricading himself inside the store, the St. Landry Parish sheriff said.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was captured after police fired tear gas into the building about an hour after the violence began in the small town of Sunset, about 70 miles (112 km) west of the state capital, Baton Rouge.

"The suspect is in custody," Sheriff Bobby Guidroz told reporters after the arrest, adding that bloodshed preceding the raid may have stemmed from a domestic dispute and that "there were probably drugs involved."

The conditions of the two stabbing victims and the officer who was shot were not immediately known, Guidroz said. "No one got hurt beyond what happened initially," he added.

The standoff began after the suspect allegedly stabbed and wounded two people inside a home, then shot and wounded a police officer arriving on the scene, the sheriff said. The accused gunman then fled in an automobile and drove about three blocks before crashing the vehicle into a JR Food Mart.

The grocery's owner, a customer and an employee who were inside the store, escaped, and the suspect holed up inside an inner office while police converged on the area and surrounded the building.

Officers fired volleys of tear gas into the building, then stormed inside to arrest the suspect, who "resisted" before he was subdued and taken into custody, the sheriff said.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing bySandra Maler and Peter Cooney)

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