SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Shreveport police officer killed in a shooting Wednesday night was a mother, former track star, and a rookie officer who had been on the job less than two months.
Chatéri Payne, 22, was preparing to go on shift when she was shot multiple times, according to Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond.
The shooting happened just before 8:30 p.m. on Midway Avenue in Shreveport’s Caddo Heights neighborhood. Chief Raymond says police are still searching for the suspect.
Here we have a conundrum. Was this a hate crime or not, of course.....but, since the victim was a police officer does that offset access to hate crime or is it still on the board as an option?