Police in Louisiana Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting at Convenience Store in Bossier City

By Calcasieu Staff
Published May 02, 2023

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Police in Louisiana Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting at Convenience Store in Bossier City

Bossier City, Louisiana – State Police in Louisiana are investigating an officer-involved shooting at a convenience store in Bossier City.

Louisiana State Police (LSP) reported that on May 2, 2023, at about 10:35 a.m., the Bossier City Police Department (BCPD) responded to a shooting complaint at the Valero gas station on Industrial Drive at I-20, within the city boundaries of Bossier City, Louisiana. When officers arrived on the scene, an armed subject reportedly emerged from the Valero station, and officers and the subject exchanged gunfire.

One BCPD officer was shot during the gunfight. The officer was transferred to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries and is listed in stable condition. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The Bossier City Police Department requested that the Louisiana State Police conduct an investigation into the officer-involved incident. LSP Investigators are working to conduct a thorough investigation. BCPD will investigate the armed robbery and shooting at the Valero station, while LSP will investigate the officer-involved shooting.

At the time this was published, LSP stated that this is an active investigation, and drivers and pedestrians in the area of Industrial Drive near I-20 in Bossier City should take alternate routes to allow for the movement of emergency vehicles and investigative personnel.

Authorities are asking that anyone with information, pictures, or video of the incident contact LSP Investigators at 318-741-2735.

In addition to the options listed above, LSP indicated that residents can report information anonymously using the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by following this link or contacting the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.