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Louisiana Officer Killed Wednesday Night, Suspect in Custody

August 06, 2015  | 

Officer Thomas LaValley was the honor graduate of his Shreveport PD academy class. He served with the department for three years. (Photo: Facebook)
Officer Thomas LaValley was the honor graduate of his Shreveport PD academy class. He served with the department for three years. (Photo: Facebook)

A Shreveport, La., police officer was shot and killed Wednesday night and law enforcement officers have a suspect in custody following a nearly 24-hour manhunt for the suspect.

According to police, Officer Thomas LaValley responded to the 3500 block of Del Rio Street around 9:15 p.m. for a call of a suspicious person making threats. Police say LaValley contacted the person and was shot multiple times in the upper body. He was later pronounced dead at University Health.

Grover Cannon, 27, was wanted for second-degree murder at the time of the attack. He is now charged with first-degree murder of Officer LaValley. (Photo: Shreveport PD)
Grover Cannon, 27, was wanted for second-degree murder at the time of the attack. He is now charged with first-degree murder of Officer LaValley. (Photo: Shreveport PD)

The suspect is identified as 27-year-old Grover Cannon. Cannon was already wanted for attempted second-degree murder, KSLA TV reports. He is accused of shooting 45-year-old Darren Williams back on July 15. Cannon is now facing charges of first-degree murder.

Multiple tips sent to Shreveport police suggested Cannon was in the 3800 block of Jackson Street. Police shut the road down and began an ultimately successful search.

Officer LaValley has been with the police department since February 2011.


Comments (4)

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kevCopAz @ 8/6/2015 4:53 PM

Im sure this wont be nation wide news, a B/M shoots a W/M police officer, routine business. Don't Blue lives matter?

[email protected] @ 8/6/2015 5:40 PM

So we lost another good cop to a pos that shouldn't have been out on the street. Great Justice System we have. Was Officer LaValley wearing a vest? Any backup? We need more info, please. Blues, Stay Safe!

Cb @ 8/6/2015 11:17 PM

Tired of seeing "in custody", instead of "suspect terminated" ..... RIP Brother. Many prayers for your friends and family.

jon Retired LEO @ 8/7/2015 10:31 AM

First of all condolences to Officer LaValley's family and the Shreveport Police Department. Officer LaValley may you rest in peace. This sounds like another ambush set up to kill an officer. These calls need to have a minimum of 2 officers on them.

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