FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Louisiana Officer Shot and Killed, Suspect His Cousin

August 27, 2015  | 

A police officer was shot and killed Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where three women had been stabbed, one of them fatally, in a town about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge, said the sheriff of rural St. Landry Parish, reports the Associated Press.

The man accused in the attacks drove from the house in Sunset, a town of about 2,900, and into a convenience store about three blocks away, barricading himself in an office and telling police that he wouldn't come out and was ready to fight, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said.

He said SWAT team members lobbed tear gas and "C-gas" into the building, then broke in using hammers and fire axes to arrest Harrison Lee Riley Jr., 35, of Arnaudville, about 8 miles from Sunset.

Guidroz identified the dead as Sunset PD Officer Henry Nelson, 51, and Shameka Johnson, 40. Johnson's sister Shurlay Johnson, 34, was in critical condition and Riley's wife, Courtney Jolivette Riley, whose age the sheriff didn't know, was in stable condition, he said. All three women were stabbed, he said.

Nelson apparently was killed with his own handgun, the sheriff said. Nelson and Riley were cousins, said Sunset Police Chief Luis Padilla.

Nelson is survived by his teenage daughter.


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

jon Retired LEO @ 8/27/2015 3:58 PM

A very sad situation. No !: Why did this officer respond to a call like this alone where there was a reported stabbing. That doesn't make sense. I suppose that they didn't have any backup available in a community this small but he could have waited for the nearest Deputy if they knew this was dangerous call and a stabbing fits that description. Too many things unanswered on this incident.

Trinka Porrata @ 8/30/2015 3:00 AM

Given that the suspect was his cousin, he probably thought he could handle it. Hard to second guess with limited info. Just another sad moment in these horrible times.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Carbon Monoxide in NJ Home Sickens 4 Officers, 8 Others
Four police officers were among 12 people sickened by carbon monoxide in a New Jersey home...
Police Nationwide Brace for More White Supremacy Rallies and Counter Protests
Rallies like the one in Charlottesville, fueled by overt displays of racism, attended by...
Video: Only Officer on Denver Use-of-Force Policy Committee Resigns, Calls It a Joke
"This does not reflect the type of policy all Denver citizens expect from the police,"...
Canada Faces Police Shortage
A significant shortage of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers is raising concerns about...
Trump Considering Pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Trump told the news outlet during a conversation in Bedminster, N.J., that the pardon...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine