Louisiana Police Car Hits, Kills Woman

Authorities in northwest Louisiana say a police car has hit and killed a pedestrian.

Posted: Aug 23, 2021 3:03 PM

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Louisiana say a police car has hit and killed a pedestrian.

Few details were available, but the Caddo Parish Coroner's Office identified the dead woman on Monday as 48-year-old Valerie Parker. Its news release says she was hit by a marked Shreveport police car around 10:50 p.m. Sunday.

KSLA-TV reports that the officer was on duty, and that investigators were looking into whether the officer was responding to a call. The coroner's office said it will perform an autopsy on Parker's body.

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