SHREVEPORT — A man who pulled a gun on a Centenary College of Louisiana police officer after a confrontation Thursday outside the school’s library was shot and killed by another officer, police said.
Dr. David Rowe, the college’s president, said in a statement late Thursday that a man visiting the campus sought help from staff members inside the library shortly after 4:30 p.m. But because he was acting suspiciously, the staff contacted campus police, Rowe said.
Rowe did not provide details on what kind of help the suspect sought.
When the man left the library, staff members told police the man had a gun, Rowe said. The “officers attempted to stop the man, and he raised his firearm at one of the officers. At this point, another officer shot him,” he said.
The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to University Health Hospital and was pronounced dead there, Shreveport Police Cpl. Breck Scott told KSLA-TV.
One of the involved officers reported minor injuries following the confrontation and was treated by Shreveport Fire Department personnel at the scene, Cpl. Marcus Hines said in a statement.
Hines said investigators were trying to determine any link between the man, the college or its students.
“Tonight I am incredibly grateful to report that all Centenary students, faculty and staff are safe, and that no member of the Centenary family was physically harmed,” Rowe said.