St. Tammany Parish deputy shot while investigating burglary

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy has been hospitalized after being shot while patrolling in the Waldheim area early this morning.

Deputy Kenneth Doby was patrolling near Highway 21 and Highway 1083 in Waldheim after a suspected business burglary had been reported about 3 a.m.

Doby approached a person he observed walking in the area, and when he got out of his patrol car, the individual fired a weapon, striking the deputy.

After being shot, the deputy was still able to help take the subject into custody before emergency medical personnel arrived.

Doby was taken to a local hospital, where he is alert and being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The subject is being interviewed by detectives, and charges in connection with the business burglary and the shooting are pending.

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