Deputy city marshal shoots suspect during fight with SPD officer

Deputy city marshal involved in shooting
Published: Aug. 2, 2018 at 2:44 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2018 at 10:10 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The man shot by a Shreveport deputy city marshal during a fight with a police officer has now been identified.

Shreveport City Jail records show 41-year-old Bobby Wallace faces charges of battery of an officer and resisting arrest with force/violence.

It all began shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 2700 block of Sunnybrook Street in the city's Sunset Acres neighborhood.

At least 36 units responded to the scene after the Fire Department called police for help in a domestic call.

Shreveport City Marshal Charlie Caldwell said the suspect had been inside the home "tearing up the house, breaking windows and beating an individual at that time."

A neighbor, who only wanted to be identified as "Pam," said she's the one who initially called 911 after reportedly finding Wallace in his backyard having a seizure.

By then, according to Pam, he already has attacked his grandfather Foster Wallace inside the house.

She said Bobby Wallace was soon back on his feet, even chasing her for a moment.

Pam said it wasn't long before he had walked across Sunnybrook Street and tried to knock on a neighbor's door.

Soon thereafter, he reportedly crossed the street as he walked back home.

Pam said Bobby Wallace made first contact with police in the street in front of the house.

"I saw it and when the police came over the talk to him. He just hauled off and hit one of the police twice. When the police fell, that's when I heard the gunshots. I heard three."

Police later explained that it was a deputy city marshal on the scene who shot the suspect several times after seeing the officer punched.

The grandfather's son and his ex-wife, April Burks, both a few houses away, said the family has tried in the past to separate Foster Wallace from his sometimes violent grandson.

"That man is 72 years old," Burks explained.

"He jumps on that man, he hollers at that man, he half feeds that man," she alleged.

"I told him before this even happened to get your Daddy. Go down there and get your Daddy. He (Bobby Wallace) jumped on him."

Bobby Wallace, his grandfather and the officer who had been punched were taken to University Health in Shreveport for treatment.

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