Crime

Shreveport Officer Shot, Killed in the Line of Duty; Manhunt Underway

Screengrab via KTBS-TV

SHREVEPORT, La. (TheBlaze/AP) -- Police in northwest Louisiana say an officer has died after being shot while on duty, and a manhunt for a suspect is under way.

Shreveport police spokesman Bill Goodin tells The Associated Press that investigators believe they know who the suspect is and are obtaining a warrant for his arrest.

Goodin says a news conference will be held at 9:30 a.m. CDT to outline details of the deadly shooting and release the name of the dead officer.

Screengrab via KTBS-TV

Clp. Marcus Hines said late Wednesday that the officer was shot while responding to a report of a suspicious person inside a home. Hines says an armed man was apparently inside the home, threatening to harm people.

Goodin says Shreveport police, Caddo Parish deputies, along with DeSoto Parish deputies and the state police are searching for the shooter.

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