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  • Opelousas Man Shot in Rear-End

    November 17, 2012 5:51 PM

    Opelousas Police are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday around 12:30pm on Larcade Street. Police Chief Perry Gallow said officers were in the area when the heard gunfire and responded to the scene. When officers arrived, they found 20 year-old Michael Taylor laying on the ground with a... more »
  • Police Shooting Deputies Wound Drug Suspect Who Struck 2 Cars

    July 28, 2012 2:30 PM

    JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies acting on a tip about drug activity shot a Westwego man after he intentionally crashed his car into a police car, injuring a deputy. Col. John Fortunato said it happened Friday night. Deputies had positioned cars around a parking... more »
  • Police: shooting deaths were isolated incidents

    July 3, 2012 6:51 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Police Major James Fried says there was no way that three weekend shooting deaths could have been prevented by Monroe police. The three died in two separate shooting incidents in south Monroe. Two bodies were found Saturday. Police believe the men from Arkansas were killed... more »
  • Lafayette PD Release Information on Funeral Shooting

    June 30, 2012 4:02 PM

    Lafayette Police are investigate a shooting at 12th Street and Simcoe that took place around 11:00 am Saturday. According to witnesses, the suspects drove by the funeral home and fired multiple shots in the direction of the building from the vehicle. The vehicle was then seen leaving the area. Police... more »
  • Police Shooting Leaves One Dead

    October 22, 2011 10:07 AM

    A Lafayette Police Officer is on paid administrative leave after a shooting early Saturday morning. Just after 11:00 PM Friday night, officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Peggy Street. Once on scene, officers discovered the 74 year old male victim stabbed multiple times. The victim... more »
  • Testimony resumes in Katrina police shooting trial

    July 7, 2011 6:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police officer who pleaded guilty to participating in a cover-up of deadly police shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina is due back on the witness stand for more questioning by defense attorneys. Michael Hunter's cross-examination by attorneys for five current or... more »
  • Police Fire on Yemeni Protesters, 100 Plus Injured

    March 13, 2011 10:54 AM

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Police on rooftops fired live bullets and tear gas at protesters Sunday, injuring more than 100 people who were camping near Sanaa University, the latest in weeks of demonstrations calling for the Yemeni president to step down. Wielding clubs and knives, police and government supporters also... more »
  • Deliberations continue in Katrina police shooting

    December 8, 2010 9:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury has deliberated for a second day without reaching a verdict in the trial of five current and former New Orleans police officers charged in the death of a man who was fatally shot and his body burned after Hurricane Katrina. Jurors are expected to... more »
  • Teenager Arrested Following Shooting in Lafayette

    November 5, 2010 1:40 PM

    From Lafayette Police: On November 4, 2010, at approximately 9:45 pm, Lafayette Police began investigating a shooting that occurred near the intersection of Sherman Street and Monroe Street. The victim, a 25 year old male of Lafayette, was walking in the area of Monroe Street when he was approached by... more »
  • Man Pleads Guilty in Louisiana Police Shooting

    November 3, 2010 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the shooting injury last November of a Baton Rouge police officer working a private security detail. State District Judge Lou Daniel sentenced John L. Butler Tuesday to two years in prison, to be followed by four years of... more »
  • La. man pleads guilty in shooting of officers

    October 26, 2010 7:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A 29-year-old man has pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder charges in the 2008 shootings of two Baton Rouge police officers who confronted him after a high-speed car chase. Christopher Joseph Johnson of Baton Rouge also pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of felon in possession... more »
  • 2 more arrested in Ruston police shooting

    September 22, 2010 8:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Authorities say one of three men accused of shooting a Ruston police officer has been arrested after a standoff outside a Shreveport home, and the third turned himself in. Shreveport police spokesman Bill Goodin tells The Times that 32-year-old Tyrone DeWayne Fields and 31-year-old Deandre Thomas of... more »
  • No indictment in fatal shooting by deputies

    September 13, 2010 3:21 PM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) Vernon Parish District Attorney Asa Skinner says a grand jury has cleared sheriff's deputies who shot and killed a 38-year-old man at his home last year. Mark Odom Self was shot by officers who answered a domestic disturbance call at his house on Oct. 27, 2009. Louisiana... more »
  • Tangipahoa deputies involved in fatal shooting

    August 26, 2010 10:21 AM

    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) Authorities say a Ponchatoula man was shot and killed after he fired shots at deputies executing a search warrant. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daneil Edwards said narcotics agents had obtained a search warrant for Charles J. Meyn's home with the purpose of obtaining evidence related to illegal narcotics,... more »
  • Developments in Arnaudville's Officer-involved shooting

    August 24, 2010 7:24 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz confirms... An officer-involved shooting happened on the corner of Hebert Road and Louisiana-31 in Arnaudville early Sunday morning... The officer, a Dallas Barron, has since been placed on administrative leave... Barron has been with the Arnaudville Police Department for about four months and now... more »
  • Teen shot by New Orleans police

    June 21, 2010 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Authorities say three New Orleans police officers have been placed on administrative leave following the shooting death of a teenager. Police say officers were responding to a call of shots fired Sunday night when they were directed to a man carrying an assault rifle. Investigators say officers... more »
  • Officer cleared in fatal shooting

    May 21, 2010 8:31 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) Calcasieu Parish grand jurors have cleared a Lake Charles police officer of any charges in connection with the shooting death earlier this year. The American Press reports Cpl. Dustin Fontenot was exonerated Thursday in connection with the Feb. 9 shooting death of 29-year-old Warren Lawrence. Grand... more »
  • Suits over N.O. police shooting on hold

    April 20, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Two lawsuits over a man's fatal shooting by New Orleans police on New Year's Day 2009 are on hold while the Justice Department investigates the case. In a court filing, lawyers for relatives of Adolph Grimes III said they met with a federal prosecutor who confirmed that... more »
  • Lafayette Police Investigating Drive-By Shooting

    April 15, 2010 4:18 PM

    On April 15, 2010, at approximately 1:50 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of Verdun Street regarding a shooting. The victim advised that as he exited a residence he observed a green Infiniti traveling on the street. The driver of the vehicle produced... more »
  • FBI to review fatal police shooting in N.O.

    April 14, 2010 6:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The FBI will review a New Orleans police officer's fatal shooting of a man inside his home last week. A spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department said Wednesday that the department requested the FBI review due to "great concern" expressed by the family of 39-year-old Brian... more »
  • NO officer fatally shoots 39-year-old man

    April 10, 2010 3:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Police Department says an officer fatally shot a 39-year-old man. The department says Brian Harris refused to drop a knife after officers issued verbal commands and shot him with a Taser. Police were called to house late Friday after his Harris' wife called to... more »
  • Shreveport cop kills man armed with screwdriver

    March 6, 2010 5:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Shreveport police say an officer shot and killed a man who attacked him with a screwdriver and was unaffected by a stun gun. Sgt. Bill Goodin, a police spokesman, identified the officer Saturday as Cpl. Darrell Miller and the man he shot as 40 year old Alberta... more »
  • Lake Charles officers involved in fatal shooting

    February 10, 2010 8:50 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) Lake Charles police officers responding to a burglary call shot a man inside the house they were called to. Authorities said the man was pronounced dead at the scene late Tuesday night. His identity has not been released. State police are investigating the shooting. Lake Charles... more »
  • Man shot by deputy in Livingston Parish

    January 29, 2010 7:02 AM

    WALKER, La. (AP) The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says a 54-year-old Walker man made threatening movements with a gun and fired a shot before a deputy returned fire, killing the man with several gunshots Wednesday afternoon. Perry Rushing, chief of operations for the sheriff's office, tells The Advocate that the... more »
  • Police: man with gun shot

    January 7, 2010 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Police say a 25-year-old New Orleans man was shot after he waived a handgun at police. According to investigators, Kenneth Polk was spotted in a car Wednesday night with suspicious license plates. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled. After police cars blocked Polk's... more »
  • Morgan City: December 26 shooting suspect arrested

    December 30, 2009 12:42 PM

    Arrested: 12/30/09 @ 2:58pm, Location: Duke St. MC Travis R. Ray, 19yoa, Duke St. MC Charges: Warrant- Aggravated Battery Details: The MCPD has been investigating the shooting of a 21-year-old female, which occurred on December 26, 2009, at approximately 1:00pm, in the Orange St. area of Morgan... more »
  • State police investigate fatal shooting

    November 23, 2009 11:44 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) State police are investigating a shooting death involving Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says 49-year-old David Johnson was shot Sunday night in Amite. Edwards said officer responded to a disturbance and found Johnson in his yard armed with a shotgun. After a brief standoff, Edwards... more »
  • St. Bernard sheriff's deputy shoots, kills man

    November 13, 2009 9:15 AM

    ARABI, La. (AP) Officials say a St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man in Arabi (AIR'-uh-bee). Sheriff Jack Stephens tells The Times-Picayune the deputy responded early Friday to a domestic complaint call and was talking with a woman when her estranged husband arrived on the scene. After... more »
  • Officer cleared in shooting of suspect

    November 6, 2009 6:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) District Attorney Hillar Moore says a nine-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department has been cleared in the April 29 shooting death of an armed robbery suspect during a stakeout. Moore said Thursday an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury declined to indict Cpl. Larry... more »
  • Houma officer, suspect hurt in gunfire exchange

    November 5, 2009 10:06 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) A police chase in Houma ended with an exchange of gunfire that left a suspect hospitalized. A police officer escaped serious injury when a bullet hit his protective vest, according to chief Todd Duplantis. Police say it happened early Wednesday when patrolling officers noticed a car speeding... more »
  • State police investigate shooting in Vernon Parish

    October 28, 2009 8:52 AM

    ANACOCO, La. (AP) State police are investigating a fatal shooting involving Vernon Parish sheriff's deputies. Troopers say deputies responded to a domestic call Tuesday night in Anacoco involving 38-year-old Mark Odom Self. When deputies arrived, Self allowed his ex-wife and 17-year-old daughter to leave the house. Trooper say the ex-wife... more »

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