A police officer has been murdered in Sunset, Louisiana, after answering a domestic call. Officer Henry Nelson died Wednesday night after allegedly being shot by Harrison Lee Wiley Jr. Also dead is Shameka Johnson, one of two victims police say were stabbed by Wiley. At press time, the other victim—Wiley’s wife, Courtney Jolivette—was in the hospital.
According to records found at the Officer Down Memorial Page, this is the ninth death of a Lousiana law enforcement officer in 2015.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said suspect Wiley fled the scene, then drove his car through the front door of a local mini-mart and barricaded himself inside.
According to The Hayride:
St. Landry Parish Sheriff said the suspect will face a first degree murder charge for shooting police officer. The sheriff’s office also told the media that illegal drugs may be involved and that they are most likely not dealing with a sane individual.
Sunset is a town of about 3,000 people about 10 miles from the towns of Lafayette and Opelousas, Louisiana.