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Marshall Waters is a Mangham police officer who is also an EMT in Richland Parish was shot during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.
Northeast Louisiana Ambulance spokesperson Shane Scott confirmed Marshall Waters, a full-time EMT with NELA and part-time police officer at Mangham, was airlifted to Rapides Medical Center following the shooting.
In a Facebook post, Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb reported that at approximately 1 p.m. the officer started a traffic stop on Louisiana 425 near the Franklin and Richland Parish line.
Scott said Waters was shot one time in the abdomen beneath his vest during the stop.
According to law enforcement, the suspect in the shooting reportedly fled the scene southbound on US 425 into Franklin Parish.
The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office issued an advisory regarding the vehicle, and a matching car was located wrecked on Louisiana 562 near Fort Necessity.
Units responded and established a perimeter in the area. At approximately 3 p.m., the armed suspect was located and taken into custody without further incident according to law enforcement. He was identified as Hermandus Dashanski Semien, age 27, of Ville Platte.
In a statement, Cobb said he is thankful to the many law enforcement agencies and those who reside in the Fort Necessity community that responded and assisted in establishing the perimeter and the ultimate apprehension of this subject. He also extends his thoughts and prayers to the officer involved, Chief Perry Fleming, Sheriff Gary Gilley and the law enforcement community of Richland Parish.
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Scott said the thoughts and prayers of NELA Ambulance are with Waters and with his colleagues who responded to the call.
“He is an individual who spends most, if not all, of his time dedicated to public service and public safety,” Scott explained, also asking members of the community to keep Waters in their prayers.