Shreveport police shoot and kill 1, wound 2, in 2 incidents

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in northwest Louisiana have shot and killed one man and seriously wounded two others in two incidents over the weekend.

Shreveport police say the man who was killed Sunday reportedly was holding a woman at gunpoint and firing a gun in the front yard of a home. They said in a news release that neither the woman nor the officer was hurt. The man was shot in the upper body shortly after 1 p.m. and died at a hospital.

Police had been called to the same home about 5 a.m. Sunday, Cpl. Angie Wilhite, a police spokeswoman, told KSLA-TV .

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said Monday that an autopsy was scheduled on 31-year-old Jerry Foster, who was identified by fingerprints.

The two shot late Saturday reportedly pointed guns at an officer who answered a call about people walking through a neighborhood shooting firearms. Two men were hospitalized with life-threatening wounds.

When the officer arrived, “The two men separated, in what investigators believe was an ambush attempt on the officer,” Wilhite said in a news release Sunday morning.

She said one man “reportedly brandished a handgun and pointed it at the officer” as the officer got out of a marked patrol car. After the officer shot him, she said, the other man reportedly pointed his gun at the officer, who fired again.

She said both face charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and illegal use of a weapon.

The officers involved were put on paid leave in accordance with department policy.

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