- Three men were arrested in connection to the death of Chatéri Payne, a 22-year-old rookie police officer from Louisiana who was shot before work on January 9, police said in a statement posted to Facebook.
- Among those arrested was Payne’s boyfriend, Trevor Anderson, per the Shreveport Times.
- Police say that Anderson shot Payne and made up a story that included an unknown shooter to cover up his actions.
- However, one of the men arrested said he saw Anderson shoot Payne.
- All three men were arrested on charges of second-degree murder.
Three men were arrested in connection to the death of Chatéri Payne, a 22-year-old rookie police officer from Louisiana who was shot before work on January 9, police said in a statement posted to Facebook.
Treveon Anderson, 26, Lawrence Pierre, 22, and Glenn Frierson, 38, were arrested on Tuesday evening on charges of second-degree murder, according to the Shreveport Police Department.
Authorities say that Anderson, Payne’s boyfriend, fatally shot her before her shift started on January 9 and lied to police about the events, making up a story about an unknown person shooting the rookie officer, according to Shreveport Times.
Anderson was brought in for questioning on January 9 and at the time told police that he was in the house with their 2-year-old daughter and heard gunshots outside, but could not see the shooter clearly enough to identify them.
“We believe Anderson shot and killed her, then concocted the false narrative of her being murdered by an unknown suspect,” Police Chief Ben Raymond said in a press conference, per the Shreveport Times.
Pierre told police that he was at the house at the time and saw Anderson shoot Payne, according to the arrest report seen by the Shreveport Times. He also told police he hid the gun (not Payne’s service weapon) and then told authorities where to find it, per the Shreveport Times. He also said that Frierson was there and left with him, according to the arrest report obtained by the paper. Further details are unclear at this time.
“It is still an ongoing investigation,” Raymond said during the press conference. “Just because we make arrests doesn’t mean we are done at this point. And certainly, the District Attorney’s Office, when reviewing the case, always has the option of amending charges.”
Payne, 22, had been a police officer with the Shreveport Police Department for less than two months at the time of her death. She graduated from officer training in November, according to a Facebook post.
Payne was one of two rookie police officers shot last week.On Thursday night, Natalie Corona, a 22-year-old police officer in Davis, California, was shot and killed while responding to a three-car crash.
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