The assailant, identified as Harrison Lee Wiley Jr, drove his car to a convenience store in Sunset and barricaded himself inside, St Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said.
Officers threw tear gas and stormed the store when the man refused to leave, St Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J Guidroz said. He was later overpowered by police authorities and taken in custody, Guidroz said.
Sunset police officer Henry Wilson, 51, the first responder, was shot and killed at the scene of a domestic disturbance call where authorities found three women with serious stab wounds, Guidroz said.
One of them, Shameka Johnson, 40, was pronounced dead. Her sister Surlay Johnson, 34, was in critical condition at Lafayette General Hospital. Both are sisters of Shaterral Johnson, interim mayor of Grand Couteau, a town just to the northeast of Sunset.
The incident took place a day after the shocking shooting incident in Virginia state in which a woman TV reporter and a cameraman were killed on live television when a 'disgruntled' ex-employee of the TV station opened fire, before succumbing to his injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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