Man dies as a result of officer-involved shooting

Coroner identifies him as 60-year-old Shreveport resident
Published: May. 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM CDT|Updated: May. 30, 2023 at 4:19 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Authorities are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Shreveport.

Police were summoned to a welfare concern on Old River Drive at 1:44 p.m. Monday, May 29, Caddo 911 dispatch records show. That’s in the Riverwalk gated community.

“Two officers arrived on scene and encountered one male subject. During that encounter, shots were exchanged after an altercation ensued,” Trooper Leann Hodges, of Louisiana State Police Troop G, said during a news conference at the scene of the shooting.

A news release sent by LSP later that evening stated simply that “during that encounter, an altercation ensued and shots were fired.”

The wounded man was taken to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport with at least one gunshot wound. He was later pronounced deceased.

Late Monday night, the Caddo coroner’s office identified him as 60-year-old Robert Diamond, of Shreveport.

“Police fired on Diamond after he produced a handgun when they approached him,” the coroner’s office reported. “Diamond was transported to Ochsner LSU Health hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds at 2:35 p.m.”

Police had at least 20 units on the scene between Old River Circle and East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.

Two Shreveport Fire Department units responded to a medical emergency at that location at 2:02 p.m., according to dispatch records.

Authorities urge anyone with any information and/or photographs or video to share them with LSP investigators by calling (318) 741-2735.

Or people can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by clicking here or by calling the toll-free LSP Fusion Center Hotline at (800) 434-8007.

Monday’s deadly shooting marks the fifth officer-involved shooting in four months in Shreveport. Bossier City had one earlier this month, bringing the total to a half dozen in the metro area.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.