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Warrant issued for man who pulled a gun on officer

Labroderick Alexander, 28 (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Labroderick Alexander, 28 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

Shreveport police investigators have identified the man they say pulled a gun on an officer Sunday night.

A warrant has been issued for 28-year-old Labroderick Alexander of Shreveport.

According to Shreveport Cpl. Marcus Hines, it all started just after 9 p.m. as a traffic stop on Linwood Avenue and W. 70th Street. The man driving the maroon Impala, a rental out of Lafayette, didn't stop until he got to W. 77th St. and Dowdell a few blocks away.

At that point, Hines says the driver, now identified as Alexander, armed himself with "an assault style weapon" and took off on foot. The officer, who has since been identified as Probationary Officer Joshua Cordell, reported that Alexander turned and pointed the weapon at him while fleeing. That's when Cordell fired his service weapon.

While police aren't sure, it is not believed that Alexander was hit.

Officers searched the area, but were unable to find him, but they say they did find a weapon fitting the description of the type of weapon used in the assault on the officer was found near where Alexander was last seen as he fled.

Crime Stoppers is expected to offer a reward for tips leading to his capture.

A passenger that was also in the vehicle at the time was briefly detained, but not arrested.

Shreveport Police say Probationary Officer Joshua Cordell was hired by the department in July 2012. Officers spend one year on probationary status before they are certified.

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