An investigation by the Bossier City Police Department and a subsequent review by the Bossier Parish District Attorney’s Office have determined a shooting involving a Bossier City police officer on October 25, 2019, was justified.

At 5:45 a.m. on October 25, 2019, Bossier City Police officer Patrick Edmonds, Jr., responded to a complaint of a disorderly person at 309 Preston Boulevard, the LaQuinta Inn.

Edmonds encountered 45-year-old Shannon Rupert of Shreveport who brandished a pair of scissors while on a phone in the lobby of the hotel.

“The officer gave multiple verbal commands to Rupert to put down the weapon,” a BCPD release says. “Rupert then aggressively approached the officer with scissors in hand.”

Authorities say the officer fired two rounds from his department-issued handgun striking Rupert in the upper torso. Rupert was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

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