Man shoots woman, dies in shooting with police

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 12:17pm

A man was shot and killed after allegedly shooting a woman at a house in west Shreveport Wednesday night.

At around 9:15 p.m., officers were sent to a home in the 9200 block of Cade Drive to reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, three patrolmen found a woman outside of the house with a gunshot wound to the torso. The officers quickly located a man, who allegedly shot the woman, inside the house.

When they found him, he was armed with a shotgun. The shooter began to level the weapon at officers when two of them fired their guns, hitting him at least once in the upper body.

The woman was taken to a local hospital where she underwent emergency surgery for major injures. The gunman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Based on information gathered, officials believe the pair had been romantically involved in the past. The man, who was armed with the shotgun, apparently forced his way into the home and shot the woman. He then dragged the wounded woman into the front yard and returned inside where he ultimately confronted police with his weapon and was shot. There were three children in the home at the time of the first shooting, but they were not injured.

Chief of Police Willie Shaw has placed all three of the officers involved on paid administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy. Chief Shaw, who was on scene last night, commented on the incident, saying, “This is a tragedy for all involved and our prayers are with the officers and the families of the victim and the deceased.” The names of the victim and the gunman are not being released at this time pending notification of their next of kin. The names of the police officers involved are not being released at this hour.


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