UPDATE: Fallen SPD Officer identified as Chatéri Payne; search for suspect continues

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UPDATE: The search continues for the suspect or suspects responsible for the death of Shreveport Police Officer Chatéri Payne. 

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Officer Payne was shot multiple times outside of a home in the 1600 block of Midway Ave.

At the time of the shooting Payne, who was in uniform, was headed in to work her overnight shift.

Payne was taken to Ochsner LSU Health where she later died from her injuries.

Raymond said, “There was a child located at the home where the shooting occurred.”

Payne graduated the police academy in November 2018. 

Becoming a police officer was a dream of Payne’s. 

‘Long Days. Aching Nights. But I decided to stand tall on my dream. It is an honor to be able to join such a powerful family with my Brothers and Sisters in Blue’. 

Raymond said, “There was excitement in her eyes about her chosen career to serve others. She willingly took the oath to serve Shreveport.”

Raymond added they are still looking for those responsible for Payne’s murder.  A witness on scene was questioned but they are not in custody.

Raymond said, “We will follow every lead and work to identify and apprehend the coward or cowards for the brutal murder of Officer Payne.”

If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at  (318) 673-7373, Lockemup.org, or via the app at P3Tips to submit information anonymously.

Click the video below to watch Chief Ben Raymond’s news conference on officer Chatéri Payne’s death. 

Law enforcement agencies from around the region are also showing support for the Shreveport Police Department and Officer Payne.

‘TAPD asks for your prayers for Shreveport Police Department and the family of Officer Chateri Payne’.

‘Sheriff Steve Prator and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to offer our deepest condolences to the men and women of the Shreveport Police Department as they deal with the tragic loss of one of their own’. 

UPDATE: Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond will hold a news conference this morning on the death of an officer.

Click here to watch live

The Shreveport Police Officer’s Association confirmed that a female officer was shot and killed Wednesday night.

A post on the union’s Facebook states “We have lost one of our own. She was young, and she was beautiful. She was proving herself to be a capable professional, dedicated to serving the Citizens of Shreveport. We lift her family in prayer, and we thank you for allowing her to be a part of us. We stand ready to assist her family and her Academy Classmates.”

The name of the officer has not been released.

The officer was off-duty at the time of her shooting.  She was headed to work to start her shift when the shooting occurred.

Sources tell NBC 6 News and Fox 33 the officer was shot four times. The most serious injury came from the shot to the head.

“Yesterday was law-enforcement appreciation day. Sadly, Shreveport wakes up painfully aware of the ” said Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins. 

“This is a tragic loss not only for the Shreveport community, but for all of us who rely on police officers to keep us safe. May we all pause and take a moment to pray for this officer, her family and friends and the entire @ShreveportPD” said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. 

It happened around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday night.  

At one point in the evening 54 first responder units were at the scene.

She was transported to the hospital, and that’s where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.

Police do have someone detained for questioning. It remains unclear if they are searching for any other potential suspects.

UPDATE: Multiple sources have confirmed to NBC 6 News and Fox 33 that a female Shreveport Police Officer has died from injuries she sustained after being shot in the head.

Sources tell NBC 6 News and Fox 33 the officer was shot four times. The most serious injury came from the shot to the head.

It happened around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday night.  

At one point in the evening 54 first responder units were at the scene.

She was transported to the hospital, and that’s where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.

Police do have someone detained for questioning. It remains unclear if they are searching for any other potential suspects.


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Original Story

Shreveport police are responding to a shooting in the 1600 block of Midway.  

Police have confirmed that a female police officer was shot in the head.  

According to police, the officer was not on duty at the time but heading to work.

She has been transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport with life threatening injuries.  

Shreveport’s Mayor, Adrian Perkins, and Police Chief, Ben Raymond, were on the scene and later headed to the hospital to be with the officer.

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