Shreveport police hold news conference after officer’s death

Updated: Jan. 10, 2019 at 11:04 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - UPDATE: Shreveport police have identified the officer killed overnight as Chatéri Payne.

The Shreveport Police Department is releasing new information about the death of a police officer in a news conference at 11:00 a.m. Thursday. You can watch the news conference live below or click here.

Multiple sources have confirmed the identity of the officer to KSLA News 12, but out of respect to the department and the family, we will not release that information until the city’s news conference.

Corporal Marcus Hines, public information officer, said Police Chief Ben Raymond will update the public on the case.

“Sadly, Shreveport wakes up painfully aware of the sacrifices police officers make every day,” said Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins in a statement on Thursday.

Police officers are human beings just like the rest of us.  Behind the badge is a beating heart—a father, mother, son, daughter, brother, and sister. When they put the uniform on, they put all that on the line. They are willing to sacrifice everything so you and I can feel secure; so our children can safely play at the park.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards tweeted condolences on Thursday. “This is a tragic loss not only for the Shreveport community, but for all of us who rely on police officers to keep us safe,” wrote Edwards.

Police responded to the 1600 block of Midway Avenue for reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found an officer had been shot.

The Shreveport Police Officer’s Association posted that the female officer was a “capable professional” and dedicated to serving the City of Shreveport.

KSLA News 12 will stream the news conference and will have team coverage throughout the day.

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