A Louisiana police officer died at a hospital Friday night after suffering a gunshot wound to the head during a confrontation with a suspect near a local high school, according to reports.
Officer William “Billy” Collins worked part-time for the force in Doyline, a Webster Parish village located approx. 35 km east of Shreveport in the northwest corner of the state.
Collins also worked as a full-time correctional officer, authorities said at a news conference.
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A suspect was taken into custody after initially locking up inside a mobile home, authorities told KTAL-TV from Shreveport.
The suspect was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, KSLA-TV reported.
Explosions and gunfire were heard from the scene just before noon. 23 Friday, the KTAL report states.
Louisiana State Police posted a warning on Facebook asking residents to stay away from the crime scene, to which staff from several law enforcement agencies had responded.
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The officer was shot around noon. 20, not far from Doyline High School, the station reported. After being injured, he was sent to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport, where he later died, authorities said.
Doyline police received assistance from sheriff̵
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