SHREVEPORT, LA. (THECOUNT) — Chateri Payne, the female Shreveport police officer shot and killed as she prepared to leave for work Wednesday night, is believed to have been the victim of a domestic violence.

Reports say, Payne was shot at least four times, including at least once in the head in an incident that was not targeted because she was an officer, reports KTBS News.


The shooting occurred around 8:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of Midway Avenue between Bernstein and Linwood avenues.

Officer Chateri Payne was about to get in her patrol vehicle when she was shot. The vehicle was running. Her boyfriend, by whom she had a child, was taken into custody. His name has not been released and no charges had been announced Thursday morning. source

More than 50 police units responded to the shooting along with more than 10 Caddo Parish deputies.

Payne was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

The Shreveport Police Officers Association released a statement thanking the community for their support online:

“She was young, and she was beautiful. She was proving herself to be a capable professional, dedicated to serving the Citizens of Shreveport. We lift her family in prayer, and we thank you for allowing her to be a part of us.”

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved young woman: