Apr 2, 2012 6:31 AM by AP

Man shot by police in downtown Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say officers shot a 29-year-old man who drove his truck into at least two parked cars, then allegedly tried to run over two mounted patrol officers.

Christopher Duggan of Bossier City was in critical condition Sunday and faced charges of drunk driving, reckless driving, aggravated assault on a police officer and flight, KSLA-TV reported.

A police news release said two Bossier City men left a night club in Shreveport about 3:15 a.m. Sunday and hit a pole and at least one parked car in an alley, then hit another parked car in the street.

When two mounted Shreveport officers ordered him to stop, the driver pushed both the brake and gas pedals, spinning the back wheels while the horses were directly in front of him, it said.

The news release said one officer pulled his gun and fired, hitting the driver. By the time an officer across the Red River in Bossier City stopped the truck and called 911, the former passenger was driving.

The officer will be placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.




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