Two officers involved in deadly shooting placed on departmental leave

Two officers involved in deadly shooting placed on departmental leave

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Shreveport Police Department has released the names of two officers involved in a deadly shooting.

On Feb. 25, Officer Clemmie Porter and Officer Tyler Cheney were investigating reports of a robbery near the 600 block of West 75th Street. They approached 39-year-old SanJuan Thomas, in an attempt to speak with him.

Upon contact, Thomas abruptly fired multiple shots at the officers and fled the scene on a bicycle.

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The officers pursued him for a short distance.

According to a release, Thomas stopped, turned on them and again engaged them with a firearm. They fired shots at Thomas, striking him at least once.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he died a short time.

Chief Ben Raymond placed both officers on departmental leave, per civil service law.

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