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Shreveport officer killed after being shot in the head

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Published: Jan. 9, 2019 at 11:03 PM CST
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11:45 p.m. UPDATE From KSLA:

Multiple sources tell KSLA News 12 that a Shreveport police officer has died after being shot Wednesday night.

Officers got the call just before 8:30 p.m. to the 1600 block of Midway Avenue in Shreveport’s Caddo Heights neighborhood.

The officer was rushed to Oschner LSU Health Shreveport with life-threatening injuries.

According to Shreveport Police Public Information Officer Cpl. Marcus Hines, the officer was preparing to go on shift and was not engaged on the scene.

Shreveport’s newly elected mayor, Adrian Perkins, was on scene Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond is meeting with the officer at this time.

Police are questioning someone now; however, no one is arrested at this time. The person was present at the home when police arrived.

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An officer with the Shreveport Police Department has died after she was shot in the head on Wednesday night.

KTAL reports that around 8:30 p.m., authorities responded to a shooting at the 1600 block of Midway Avenue in Shreveport’s Caddo Heights neighborhood. At the scene, the female officer was found shot four times, including once in the head. She was then taken to a local hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries and passed away.

Shreveport Police said that the officer has not on duty at the time of the incident and was heading in to start her shift.

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins and Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond were on the scene and later headed to the hospital.

Authorities said that one person has been detained for questioning, but no arrest has been made yet.

The identity of the fallen officer has not been revealed at this time.

More details to follow.

Melissa Kakareka KSLA is live on Midway where an SPD officer was shot >> https://bit.ly/2RE4aR2

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Wednesday, January 9, 2019