38-year-old Ruston Police Corporal Marchale Canty is in stable condition after being wounded by gunfire in the early Monday. At approximately 1:20 a.m. Corporal Canty responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on the lot of Ambrose Automotive on the South Service Road in Ruston.
Corporal Canty made contact with a black male suspect who apparently opened fire on Corporal Canty, striking him several times. The suspect then fled the scene in blue SUV, possibly a Dodge Durango.
Corporal Canty was able to call for help and within minutes was transported to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center for treatment. He was then airlifted to LSU Hospital in Shreveport where he underwent emergency surgery. At this time Corporal Canty is in stable condition.
Several local agencies responded to assist in the ongoing investigation; these included the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department, Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Department, West Monroe Police Department, Louisiana State Police, Ruston Fire Department, and the Louisiana Tech Police Department.
At this time no suspect(s) has been apprehended in conjunction with the shooting. Anyone having any information about this incident is urged to call the Ruston Police Department at 318-255-4141 or Ruston Lincoln
Crime stoppers at 318-255-1111.
Further updates will be made available throughout the day.