Shreveport police officer shot, killed; manhunt ongoing

(Photo: KTBS)

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 Cpl. Marcus Hines said at a press conference 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 residence, threatening to harm people.

(Photo: KTBS)
(Photo: KTBS)

Hines didn’t elaborate on the officer’s injuries, initially saying only that the officer was in “very serious” condition at a hospital. Hines later told Texarkana TV station KTAL that the officer had died.

Hines says Shreveport police, Caddo County deputies and canines are searching for a male suspect.

8News ABC affiliate KTBS reports officers are searching cars and restricting access to the area.

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