Suspect in police custody after stabbing 2, shooting police officer

This is a series of updates in chronological order of their release. The newest information is at the top. Updates are separated by horizontal bars. — KSNT

SUNSET, La. (AP) — The latest on a police officer being shot and three people being stabbed in Sunset, La. (all times are local).

8:30 p.m.

A sheriff says two people are dead in southwest Louisiana, including a police officer responding to a domestic dispute.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz identifies the victims as 51-year-old Officer Henry Nelson and 40-year-old Shameka Johnson. He says two other women also were stabbed: Johnson’s sister, 34-year-old Shurlay Johnson, and Courtney Jolivette, the wife of the man who is accused in the attacks.

He says 35-year-old Harrison Lee Wiley Jr. drove from the house and ran his car into a store where he barricaded himself.

Guidroz says Wiley has an extensive criminal record.

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Clarification from KLFY: 

There are two scenes but both are in Sunset, La. just a few blocks apart.

The victims are sisters and their brother is the mayor of Grand Coteau. Both women were stabbed.

The officer injured is a Sunset police officer. He was shot when he responded to the stabbing.

The suspect then fled to the second scene, a convenience store, a few blocks away.  It’s there where he barricaded himself inside. He is now in custody.


The suspect is now in custody after barricading himself inside a gas station.

The standoff began after the suspect reportedly stabbed inside a home inside a home on Anna Street in Sunset, then shot a police officer who was called to the scene.

He then fled the scene and drove his vehicle into the JR Food Mart, several blocks away.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says the suspect has barricaded himself inside the store.


KLFY has learned that a man has barricaded himself inside the JR Food Mart in Sunset. Police are trying to talk to the suspect into surrendering.

The man stabbed two people on Anna Street and then drove his vehicle into the JR Food Mart. He then barricaded himself inside of the convenience store

We have a crew live at the scene. Acadian Ambulance has sent eight ground units and three ground units to the scene.

One patient is currently en route via Air Med to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound. Another patient is also being reportedly transported to a hospital via St. Landry EMS.


SUNSET, La. (AP) – Louisiana State Police say a police officer and two other people have been shot in the southwestern Louisiana.

State police Superintendent Mike Edmonson says troopers are on the way to the scene in Sunset, about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge, after getting a call around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Edmonson says the shooting reportedly took place near a convenience store. He says the officer was “responsive” but he has no details on the extent of the officer’s injuries – or those of the other two people who were shot.

Tonette Thibodeaux of the Sunset police department confirms that an officer was shot but says she does not have any details.

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Acadian Ambulance is responding to a shooting involving multiple victims. Sunset Police have confirmed to KLFY that a police officer has been shot.

We have a crew on the way to the scene. We will update this story as soon as information becomes available.

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