Disorderly woman charges cop with scissors and gets shot dead

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.



By: Juggernaut (20031.30)

Tags: fatal police shooting, justified

Location: Bossier City, La