GRAND CANE, La. – An hours-long manhunt in DeSoto Parish is over now that the suspect is in custody.
Sheriff Jayson Richardson says 37-year-old Greggory Lynn Jordan has been taken into custody by DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office.
Jordan was found in the vicinity of the residence where deputies were searching. He had a gunshot wound to the chest.
"He communicated that it was self-inflicted," Richardson said.
Jordan was taken to Ochsner LSU Health hospital in Shreveport, where he is being treated. He's in stable condition, Richardson said.
Once released, Jordan will be booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center on charges of two counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.
Dozens of DeSoto Parish sheriff’s deputies had been searching a wooded area near Grand Cane for a man who fired on them Monday afternoon, Richardson said.
They identified the man as Jordan and said he was considered armed and dangerous, Richardson said.
The search area was between L.B. Bagley Road and Smyrna Road off state Highway 3015.
Deputies went to a house in the area to check it out. Suspicious about what they found, deputies called for backup. That’s when Jordan came out of the woods armed with a rifle.
Jordan started yelling at deputies then “tried suicide by cop,” Richardson said Monday night.
Jordan then began firing the rifle at deputies, and deputies returned gunfire, the sheriff said.
“We don’t know if any of those shots landed,” Richardson said.
No deputies were hurt. Richardson is uncertain how many gunshots were fired.
About 40 deputies, a drone and helicopter assisted in the search.