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Shreveport police: Officer shot, killed; manhunt ongoing

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Thomas LaValley
Thomas LaValley

Police in northwest Louisiana have identified an officer who was killed Wednesday night and the suspect wanted in his slaying.

At news conference Thursday, Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw said Thomas LaValley, 24, a four-year veteran of the force, was shot multiple times while answering a call about a suspicious person at a home in the city’s Queensborough neighborhood.

Shaw said neighbors told the officer that the man inside the home was wanted. Shaw says the officer didn’t know the man was armed, and he went

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