Shannon Rupert Bio, Wiki
Shannon Rupert, of Shreveport, died Friday at LSU Ochsner Hospital. The deadly shooting happened at about 5:45 a.m. Friday when Bossier City police responded to a complaint about a disorderly person at the LaQuinta Inn, where Rupert was staying.
Landry says Rupert was waving a pair of scissors while on a phone in the lobby of the hotel.
She says the officer told Rupert several times to put down the scissors but she then aggressively approached the officer, who shot her in the upper torso.
Shannon Rupert Age
She was 45 years old.
Shannon Rupert Shooting Videos
The video shows the horrible moment when a police officer fatally shoots a woman who is believed to be under the influence of drugs, as he rejected instructions to throw a pair of scissors he wielded into the hotel lobby.
The body camera and the closed-circuit video of the incident show that Bossier City police officer Patrick Edmonds Jr shot and killed Shannon Rupert, 45, in the lobby of the LaQuinta Inn hotel in Bossier City, Louisiana, in the morning of October 25.
A review of the incident carried out by the Bossier Parish District Attorney’s Office has concluded that Edmonds was justified in the use of force, according to the Shreveport Times.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- The incident took place the morning of October 25 at a hotel in Bossier City, Louisiana
- Police officer Patrick Edmonds Jr was called to LaQuinta Inn in Bossier City
- Edmonds was answering a call about a messy person in the hotel lobby.
- When he arrived, he saw 45-year-old Shannon Rupert behind the counter in the lobby.
- Rupert was holding a pair of scissors while talking incoherently on the phone
- Edmonds repeatedly orders him to drop scissors, but Rupert refuses
- She emerges from behind the counter and walks towards Edmonds, who shoots him
- Rupert was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
- Prosecutors said Edmonds was justified in using lethal force against Rupert
- Cousin said Rupert fought addiction and that excessive force was used