Louisiana police officer fatally shot, manhunt underway for suspect

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SHREVEPORT, La. (Aug. 6, 2015) — A Shreveport, Louisiana, police officer was shot and killed Wednesday night, police said.

The officer was responding to a call about a potential prowler at an area home. The suspect was initially believed to be in the home, armed and threatening to harm people, said police spokesman Marcus Hines.

A manhunt is underway for the suspect.

The officer’s death is the 20th this year at the hands of a violent suspect.

Over the weekend, a Memphis police officer was shot and killed during a regular traffic stop.

Officer Sean Bolton saw an illegally parked car, pulled up in front of it and shined his spotlight.

When he approached the vehicle, a passenger confronted him.

A struggle ensued, and the passenger shot Bolton multiple times, authorities said. The car drove off, leaving the officer for dead.

On Monday, suspect Tremaine Wilbourn surrendered to authorities.

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