Officer Killed, 1 Stabbed to Death During Domestic Dispute

27 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Louisiana police officer among 2 dead, 2 injured; suspectHenry Nelson, 51, was killed Wednesday, a day before he planned to leave for a month’s vacation, which he planned to spend with his teenage daughter, Sunset Police Chief Luis Padilla said. A sheriff has said two people including a police officer are dead in south-west Louisiana after a domestic dispute in which three people were stabbed, an officer who responded was shot and the suspected assailant then barricaded himself inside a store. Also killed was Shameka Johnson, 40, who — along with her sister, Shurlay Johnson, 34 — had tried to protect Courtney Jolivette Riley from her husband, Harrison Lee Riley Jr., 35, according to St. Officers threw in tear gas and then stormed the JR Food Mart and arrested the suspect, 35-year-old Harrison Lee Wiley Jr, after he had refused to come out.

The man accused in the attacks drove from the house in Sunset, a town of about 2,900, and into a convenience store about three blocks away, barricading himself in an office and telling police that he wouldn’t come out and was ready to fight, St. The police department consists of Chief Louie Padilla, six officers, four dispatchers, a secretary and 12 reserve officers, according to the department’s website. 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. People are trying to get out and I didn’t know what to do.” 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. 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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