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.