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.
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.