Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bossier Deputy recovering from gunshot

A Bossier Parish Deputy was shot in the arm this afternoon near Benton.
The Times reports that The deputy, who has not been identified, was helping two other deputies try to arrest an attempted rape suspect in north Bossier Parish, said Ed Baswell, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman.
The shooting comes four days after a Shreveport police officer was shot while trying to stop a bank robbery suspect.
The deputies talked to the suspect, Robert Sellers, before trying to rush and stun him with a Taserhim, Baswell said.
The Taser apparently didn't work, because Sellers allegedly was able to grab a .22-caliber bolt action rifle and squeeze off a shot.
The bullet went through the deputie's arm and into the ceiling of the suspect's home. The three deputy helped overpower Sellers before going to WK Bossier for treatment of the injury.
Sellers, 27, was charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder and one count of attempted forcible rape.


  1. Larry Deen should remove all those damn tasers - if you are issued them - you are supposed to use them - if you feel like you should use them - you probably are in a situation that you should shoot - dont put those folks in danger - their service revolver is all that is needed - better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6

  2. Great post! Well said.


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