July 10, 2021 – In Breaking News – 4WWL
Authorities in Louisiana say an officer has died after being met with gunfire while responding to a disturbance call. The Webster Parish sheriff told a news conference that Officer William Earl Collins Jr. died just before 8 p.m. Friday.
Collins was also a deputy but was working as a patrol officer for the village of Doyline.
Two other deputies also responded to the scene but were not hurt. The suspect barricaded inside the home for several hours after the shooting.
(The Webster Parish sheriff told a news conference that Officer William Earl Collins Jr. died just before 8 p.m. Friday. Courtesy of WWLTV and YouTube. Posted on Jul 10, 2021.)
News outlets reported two loud bangs were heard before the suspect was taken into custody.
The sheriff didn’t identify the suspect but said he was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
“After several hours of repeated attempts to peacefully rectify the situation, law enforcement officers entered the residence,” an LSP statement said.
“It was then discovered that the suspect had incurred a gunshot wound. Life-saving measures were started and medical personnel transported him to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition.”
A report from Louisiana State Police said Collins was taken to the hospital for treatment, where he died of his wounds.
LSP’s Bureau of Investigations will lead the investigation from their field office in Bossier.
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Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Collins, both blood and blue. Thank you for serving the citizens of Doyline and Webster Parish with pride and distinction. Your life mattered and you will be missed.
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