[UPDATE] Suspect in Officer-involved Shooting in Downtown Shreveport Dies
[UPDATE, October 24, 2015] Police have released the names of the officers involved in the shooting of a knife-weilding man in downtown Shreveport.
Corporal Timothy Adgate shot Lawrence Green after Green charged at Adgate with a knife. Corporal Ryan Owen arrived on scene just as the shots were fired.
Neither officer was hurt during the incident. They've both been placed on paid administrative leave, as per department policy, while the investigation into the incident continues.
[UPDATE, October 23, 2015] The man who died after being shot by a police officer is identified as 38-year-old Lawrence Green. The officer's name hasn't been released yet.
[UPDATE] The knife-weilding suspect shot by police in downtown Shreveport this morning has died from his wounds. No names have been released so far, and the investigation continues.
[ORIGINAL STORY] Shreveport police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a man critically wounded.
Corporal Breck Scott tells KEEL News that just after 8 this morning, patrol officers were called out to the 400 block of Clyde Fant Parkway to reports of a man waving a knife.
An officer told the man numerous times to drop the weapon, but he refused. Then he allegedly charged at the officer with the knife in his hand. The officer pulled his service weapon and fired several shots, hitting the man in the upper body. The suspect was taken to University Health with life-threatening wounds.
Corp. Scott says the north- and southbound lanes of the 400 block of Clyde Fant are shut down while detectives collect evidence and talk to witnesses.
No names are being released at this time. The wounded man is identified only as a black male in his late 30's.