City Marshal identifies deputy involved in shooting

Updated: Aug. 3, 2018 at 12:04 PM CDT
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The Shreveport City Marshal's office has identified the deputy who shot a man during a fight with a police officer.

Deputy Marshal Derrek Brown shot the suspect, identified as Bobby Wallace, after Wallace allegedly punched a Shreveport police officer on Thursday in the city's Sunset Acres neighborhood.

Brown has been with the Marshal's office since 2011, according to officials.

It all began Thursday morning at a home in the 2700 block of Sunnybrook Street.

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

A neighbor said Wallace first made 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.

Wallace faces charges of battery of an officer and resisting arrest with force/violence.

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