Woman fatally shot by Bossier City police officer identified

Louisiana

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – UPDATE: The woman fatally shot early Friday morning at the LaQuinta Inn in Bossier City has been identified.

Bossier City Police says 45-year-old Shannon Rupert of Shreveport was waving around a pair of scissors while on a phone in the lobby of the hotel when responding officers arrived.

Bossier City police say the officer gave multiple verbal commands to the suspect to put down the weapon.

Police say Report then aggressively approached the officer with the scissors in hand. The officer fired two rounds from his issued handgun striking the woman in the upper torso.

Rupert was taken to LSU Oschner where she was pronounced dead. The officer was not injured.
Rupert was staying at the inn at the time of the complaint. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

ORIGINAL (7:48): Bossier City police are on the scene of an incident involving a Bossier officer.  

It happened around 6 a.m. at LaQuinta Inn in the 300 block of Preston Boulevard.  

Police were called on reports of a disorderly person. When the officer arrived on scene they encountered an armed person. Shots were fired.

The person was transported to a hospital and the officer is uninjured.

An investigation is underway.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Overcast

Abbeville

47°F Overcast Feels like 41°
Wind
15 mph N
Humidity
84%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Mostly cloudy with rain ending overnight. Low around 40F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
41°F Mostly cloudy with rain ending overnight. Low around 40F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Wind
12 mph NNE
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

Crowley

44°F Overcast Feels like 38°
Wind
13 mph NNE
Humidity
91%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with light rain this evening. Low 39F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
41°F Cloudy with light rain this evening. Low 39F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wind
12 mph NNE
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

Opelousas

43°F Overcast Feels like 36°
Wind
13 mph NNE
Humidity
91%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with occasional rain...mainly this evening. Low 38F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
41°F Cloudy with occasional rain...mainly this evening. Low 38F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Wind
12 mph NNE
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

Breaux Bridge

46°F Overcast Feels like 39°
Wind
16 mph NNE
Humidity
89%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Mostly cloudy with rain ending overnight. Low near 40F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
41°F Mostly cloudy with rain ending overnight. Low near 40F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wind
12 mph NNE
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

New Iberia

49°F Overcast Feels like 41°
Wind
24 mph NNE
Humidity
86%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Rain ending this evening. Partial clearing overnight. Low 32F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
40°F Rain ending this evening. Partial clearing overnight. Low 32F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Wind
12 mph NNE
Precip
70%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous

Local News

More Local

Sidebar

Trending Stories