SPD officer recovering at home following shooting

SPD officer recovering at home following shooting
William Torrans, 65 (Source: SPD)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A Shreveport police officer is recovering at home after he was shot on Monday, April 6.

According to Shreveport Police Spokeswoman Cpl. Angie Willhite, the bullet hit Cpl. Robert Brice under one of his arms and struck a rib. The bullet narrowly missed his bullet-proof vest.

He has not had surgery yet.

William C. Torrans, 65, is accused of shooting Cpl. Brice He is charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm. The incident took place just before noon at the Residences of SpringRidge, an apartment complex in the 3200 block of Bert Kouns Industrial Drive.

Police learned that a man, believed to be Torrans, who lived at the apartment complex was agitated with crews working on the grounds. It was reported that the suspect, after firing one round went back into his apartment.

It took four hours to take Torrans into custody. He was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Shreveport police were assisted by Louisiana State Police, United States Marshal’s Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport City Marshal’s Office, Shreveport Fire Department, and the Bossier City Police Department.

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