SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Caddo Coroner’s Office has released the name of the woman fatally shot overnight in Shreveport’s South Highlands neighborhood and the man believed to have shot her before apparently taking his own life.

The coroner’s office says 47-year-old Angie C. Anders was found just after 11:45 p.m. in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the 500 block of Atkins Street, near the 3100 block of Creswell, where police had responded to a report of shots being fired.

She was taken to Ochsner LSU Health hospital, where she died at 12:10 a.m. Friday.

Officers went to the address of the registered owner of the vehicle, in the same block on Atkins where they had found Anders. Police say he had barricaded himself inside, which led to a nearly eight-hour standoff. Shreveport police, the Shreveport Fire Department, SWAT, bomb squad, and hostage negotiators were all called to the scene.

“They came out and surrounded the area and conducted an ongoing operation with an attempt to get the suspect to come out the house,” said SPD Cpl. Chris Bordelon.

After about six hours of communication attempts, the Shreveport Fire Department deployed a robot into the upstairs portion of the home and found the body of the suspect, identified as 58-year-old William C. Cherry lying in a bed. Police say he appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot injury to the upper body.

“Anytime that our officers respond to a scene. We’re there to save lives and unfortunately in two days, events and over the night’s events. It’s a tragic loss of two lives,” Bordelon said.

Late Friday, police said investigators had learned that Cherry had a history of violence toward women and had been in what could be described as a tumultuous relationship with Anders.

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Autopsies were ordered and police say detectives are continuing their investigation into what began the ordeal.

Anders’ death marks the 18th homicide in Caddo Parish in 2022.

Police wrapped up their release on Friday with a reminder that “love shouldn’t” hurt.

“We encourage anyone who is affected by or knows someone affected by domestic violence to seek help immediately. It never gets better and can end in disaster.”

Anyone needing help dealing with domestic violence can call Project Celebration‘s confidential hotline at 1-888-411-1333.