Man shot by Shreveport City Marshal dies from injuries

Updated: Aug. 3, 2018 at 4:43 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A man has died from his injuries following an incident on Thursday where a Shreveport City Marshal shot him to protect a Shreveport Police officer.

Bobby Wallace, 41, died at 10:12 p.m on Thursday after he was shot in the chest during a confrontation, according to the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office.

Just before 10:30 a.m. Shreveport police officers responded to a home in the 2700 block of Sunnybrook Street to assist the Shreveport Fire Department, according to a news release.

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.

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