1 injured in Bossier deputy-involved shooting

The deputy involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave per BPSO’s policies during the investigation.
Marcus Thomas
Marcus Thomas(Bossier Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 5:49 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2022 at 2:25 PM CDT

BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - The abduction of one man led to an officer-involved shooting on Sunday (June 26).

Marcus Thomas is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of second-degree kidnapping and one count of illegal carrying of a weapon during a crime of violence (Thomas had two firearms on him.) As of July 5, additional charges were added including five counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated flight from an officer.

Dispatchers got the call during the evening hours from a man who lives on Jones Road claiming he was kidnapped by gunpoint by a man named Marcus Thomas, according to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. The victim told dispatchers he was let go after a short time by the suspect on Oilfield Road.

Thomas was taken to a hospital for treatment. His injuries are non-life-threatening.

The deputy involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave per BPSO’s policies during the investigation, which remains ongoing.

Thomas’ bond is set at $1,035,000.

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