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Shreveport officer killed; suspect arrested

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SHREVEPORT (AP) — Sgt. Tim Prunty — a 19-year-veteran of the Shreveport Police Department was shot and killed when a man drove up to the officer and opened fire.

Police Chief Willie Shaw says Prunty, 44, was checking on a business before dawn Sunday when he was shot. Prunty was standing outside the store talking to a store clerk when a man drove up and opened fire on the officer, according to police. Prunty returned fire before falling to the ground, police said. The clerk was not injured.

“A lone gunman stepped out of the vehicle unprovoked and opened fire,” Shaw said. “Sgt. Prunty was struck multiple times, and as a result, he died.”

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