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Shreveport Police Officer Fatally Shot

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A uniformed Louisiana police officer has been fatally shot as she was preparing to go to work on the night shift.

A police spokesman in Shreveport says it happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside a home.

Cpl. Marcus Hines says one person has been detained for questioning but has not been charged with a crime.

Hines spoke as the officer was taken to a hospital and did not identify her. The Shreveport Times cited two city sources as saying the officer, Chateri Payne, later died. The Shreveport Police Officer's Association lamented her death in a statement saying "she was proving herself to be a capable professional."