Chief: Stabbing suspect who killed officer was cop’s cousin

27 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Chief: Stabbing suspect who killed officer was cop’s cousin.

SUNSET, La. (AP) — The man accused of stabbing two sisters and killing a Louisiana police officer with his own gun then barricading himself inside a convenience store was a cousin of the slain officer, officials said. He was detained after authorities tossed in tear gas and drove through an inner office of the convenience store, St Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz told NBC News. Harrison Lee Riley Jr. had stabbed the two women, who were trying to protect his wife during a domestic dispute, when Officer Henry Nelson responded to the call Wednesday in the small south Louisiana town of Sunset, authorities said. — A police officer was shot and killed Wednesday (Aug. 26) when he responded to a call from a house where three women had been stabbed, one of them fatally, in a town about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge, said the sheriff of rural St. Mr Riley allegedly stabbed Shameka Johnson, 40, to death, and wounded her sister Shurlay Johnson, 34, as well as his wife, Courtney Jolivette Riley, according to St.

Law enforcement investigators investigate the scene of a stabbing and shooting at a home in Sunset, Louisiana Mr Nelson is reported to have been killed with the police handgun he carried as part of his job. After the attacks, Mr Riley drove from the house and crashed into the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store, where he barricaded himself inside an office for nearly two hours, Fox News reports. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. Having refused to come out and saying he was ready to fight, Mr Riley – who is originally from New Orleans but moved to the area recently – gave himself up after police used tear gas.

A Louisiana State Police SWAT officer responds to the barricade Sheriff Guidroz said the violence began after an argument between the Rileys at a house belonging to the Johnsons’ mother – which was paid for by the mayor, according to the Daily Mail. Another sister of the mayor, Surlay Johnson, 34, also was stabbed and was in critical condition Wednesday night at Lafayette General Medical Center, Guidroz said. Clerk Tammy Adams said she recognized the man as a regular customer, but did not know his name. “I’m just grateful to God that I was able to get out of there,” she said, crying. She ran out amid the chaos to see what happened. “I was doing my homework,” she said. “I was in the office and all of a sudden I just see the front just like crash and I see a car and everybody’s freaking out.

Law enforcement officers “had to go in with tear gas, C gas, hammers and firemen’s axes” to breach the office door inside the store. “He was not coming out. Shreveport Officer Thomas LaValley was shot to death Aug. 5, New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway on June 20, and New Orleans public housing police Officer James Bennett Jr. on May 25.

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