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Man dead after officer involved shooting

According to Shreveport police there has been an officer involved shooting in the 500 block of Americana Drive.

According to Shreveport police a man is dead after an officer involved shooting in the 500 block of Americana Drive.  Police say it all started with a call for EMS assistance around 7:48 pm.

Someone in the home was having trouble breathing.  When paramedics arrived the patient, an adult male started threatening them with a kitchen knife.  Paramedics called police officers for assistance.  When officers arrived the man came towards them with the knife. 

The officer fired one shot at the man.  That officer was interviewed after the incident.  Corporal Marcus Hines says none of the officers inside the home were injured.

A woman was at the home at the time of the incident.  Cpl. Hines told NBC 6 News, the man is an adult with a history of seizures.  His name isn't being released at this time.


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