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.
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.