A man was shot and killed after allegedly shooting a female victim at a house in west Shreveport Wednesday night.
At approximately 9:14 p.m. on August 8, 2012, Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to a home in the 9200 block of Cade Drive relative to a shooting.
Upon arrival, SPD Sgt. David Recchia, Officer LaBrian Marsden and Officer Ted Jamison found 28-year-old Jolette Frazier outside the residence suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.
The officers quickly ascertained the male suspect who allegedly shot Frazier was inside the house and when they encountered him there, they found him armed with a shotgun.
The suspect began to level the weapon at the officers, at which time Recchia and Marsden both fired their department-issued handguns, striking him at least once in the upper body.
Due to his proximity to the other patrolmen, Jamison was not able to fire at the suspect.
The suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Elijah Haggerty, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Shreveport Fire Department subsequently transported Frazier to LSU Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery for what was described as a potentially life-threatening injury.
Investigators immediately responded and, based on information gathered during the early stages of their ongoing inquiry, believe Haggerty and Frazier had been romantically involved in the past.
Haggerty, who was armed with the shotgun, apparently forced his way into the home on Cade Drive and shot the victim. He then dragged the wounded woman into the front yard and returned inside where he ultimately confronted police with his weapon and was shot.
There were three children in the home at the time of the first shooting but they were not injured.
Chief of Police Willie Shaw has placed all three of the officers involved on paid administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy. Shaw, who was on scene last night, commented on the incident, saying, "This is a tragedy for all involved and our prayers are with the officers and the families of the victim and the deceased."