A female police officer in Shreveport, La., died Wednesday night after being shot at least four times, including at least once in the head.
The uniformed officer was found outside a home on Midway Avenue with gunshot wounds just after 8:20 p.m. A total of 54 first responder units were said to have rushed to the scene. She was transported to Ochsner LSU Health hospital, where she later died. The death of the officer, whose name wasn't immediately released, was announced on the Facebook page of the Shreveport Police Officer's Association.The victim was Officer Chateri Payne, media discovered. The officer who was on her way to work at the time of the shooting. The city’s mayor and police chief arrived at the scene of the shooting and were later at the hospital where she died.
At least one person had been detained for questioning. No motive for the shooting was immediately known. "She was proving herself to be a capable professional, dedicated to serving the citizens of Shreveport," a post on the Shreveport Police Officer's Association Facebook page said Thursday morning. “Sadly, Shreveport wakes up painfully aware of the sacrifices police officers make every day,” said Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins in a statement on Thursday. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards tweeted condolences on Thursday.