COPY-LIVE at 9:30: SPD news conference on officer killed in line of duty

Shreveport police have confirmed that the officer shot in Queensborough Wednesday night has died. Shreveport Police Department will hold a news conference at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning with updated information. We will be streaming it live right here on KSLA.com or here on our mobile apps.

More than 6 dozen police units are on the scene, and KSLA News 12 has learned that DeSoto Parish is also lending a helicopter in the search for the gunman, and a Special Response Team is currently at a home in the 3400 block of Judson Street.

Bossier City police, as well as Louisiana State Police are also assisting. Bossier City SWAT team officers and K9 units have been searching houses in the Judson and Lakeshore Dr. area.

Officers were called to the 3500 block of Del Rio Street just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday for a call of a suspicious person or prowler.

Authorities say they are looking for a male gunman but no description has been provided.

Caddo Parish Constable's Office posted on their Facebook page, "May God bless the family of the SPD officer that lost his life tonight serving our city. Please keep this officer's family in your prayers tonight as well as our law enforcement. He died protecting us."

Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler released the following said in an emailed statement, "Last night, we lost one of our brave, uniformed officers in the line of duty. Our hearts are saddened. We ask for the community's prayers for this officer's family and SPD as we grieve the loss of one of our own who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting the citizens of this city."

KSLA News 12 has learned the name of the officer, but police have not said if all family members have been notified. We will release his name once the police department is ready. This story is developing and will be updated as information becomes available.

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