LaQuinta Inn

UPDATE:

BOSSIER CITY, La. -- The officer involved in the deadly officer-involved shooting on Friday is Patrick Edmonds, Jr., according to a news release Monday from Bossier City police spokeswoman Traci Landry.

Edmonds joined the Bossier City Police Department in May 2018. He is assigned to the Patrol Division.

Edmonds is on administrative leave pending investigations by the Internal Affairs Division and Criminal Investigation Division, which are standard procedures in officer involved shootings.

Further details will be released once the investigations along with a review by the Bossier Parish District Attorney’s Office are complete.

Shannon Rupert

Shannon Rupert

A memorial service will be held for Shannon Gail Rupert, 45, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Saturday. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

ORIGINAL STORY:

BOSSIER CITY, La. - A woman who police say was waiving a pair of scissors when she was shot twice Friday morning by a Bossier City police officer has died.

Bossier City Police Department spokeswoman Traci Landry said Shannon Rupert, 45, of Shreveport died at LSU Ochsner Hospital. 

The officer, who has not been identified, was not injured. 

The deadly incident happened around 5:45 a.m. Friday morning when Bossier City  police responded to a complaint about a disorderly person at the LaQuinta Inn. Landry said Rupert was waving around a pair of scissors while on a phone in the lobby of the hotel.

"The officer gave multiple verbal commands to Rupert to put down the weapon. Rupert then aggressively approached the officer with scissors in hand. The officer fired two rounds from his department issued handgun striking Rupert in the upper torso," Landry said.

Rupert was staying at the inn at the time of the complaint, police said.

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