Police gather at the scene of a shooting in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT
Louisiana police officer fatally shot
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NEW: Police officer, stabbing victim die, authorities say

NEW: Two other women who were stabbed are hospitalized

Suspect has minor injuries after police use tear gas to capture him

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A Louisiana police officer responding to a call of a man stabbing women was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

One of the women who was stabbed also died, Deputy Sheriff Paul DiCapo of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Two other women were hospitalized.

The suspect, 35-year-old Harrison Lee Riley, was hospitalized after fleeing in his car from the house in Sunset, Louisiana, where the incident occurred. He crashed into a convenience store several blocks away, police said.

Riley barricaded himself behind an office door but gave up after police used tear gas and broke into the room.

DiCapo identified the officer as Henry Nelson, 52. Shameka Johnson, 41, died of her stab wounds. Her sister Surlay Johnson, 34, is in serious condition.

They are sisters of the mayor of nearby Grand Coteau, Shaterral Johnson.

The third woman – Courtney Jolivette Riley, the suspect’s wife – was in stable condition.

The suspect had some irritation to his eyes from tear gas. He was unhurt otherwise.

Sunset is a town of about 3,000 people located some 15 miles north of Lafayette, Louisiana.