A deputy with the Ouachita Parish (LA) Sheriff's Office was shot in his patrol vehicle as he was responding to a call of a theft of an ATV, according to KNOE-TV.

Sheriff Jay Russell said that the bullet struck the deputy in his body armor, then ricocheted into the back seat of the squad car.

Russell said that the deputy's partner took him to the hospital to undergo a precautionary x-ray. Russell said that the deputy should be okay.