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Louisiana Cop Shooting: Officer Killed by His Cousin With His Own Gun

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By    |   Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 03:31 PM

A Louisiana cop shooting left one officer and a woman dead, and two others injured during a domestic disturbance call this week.

Officer Henry Nelson, 51, was shot when he answered the call Wednesday night in Sunset, Louisiana, and police told NBC News the suspected killer is Nelson's cousin, Harrison Wiley Jr.

The woman killed was 40-year-old Shameka Johnson, and her sister, 34-year-old Shurlay Johnson, was wounded along with Wiley's wife, Courtney Jolivette Wiley, according to NBC.

The suspect, 35, reportedly left the scene of the murders and drove about three blocks, crashing his car into a convenience store, Fox News said. He then barricaded himself inside, but police and a SWAT team were able to end the standoff and arrest him. He is currently at a Louisiana hospital, but police told Fox he will be charged with first-degree murder, and first-degree murder of a police officer, along with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and lesser charges.

From what police can put together, Wiley Jr. got into a fight with his wife, and the Johnson sisters stepped in to try to protect her during the argument, NBC reported. Officer Nelson arrived on the scene, and somehow Wiley Jr. got his police handgun and shot him with it.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz told reporters that Wiley Jr. appeared to be intoxicated or on drugs.

"When people ingest illegal drugs, they get brave, they get stupid," Guidroz said.

Shameka Johnson, who was found dead at the scene, and Surlay Johnson, who was in critical condition, were both sisters of Grand Coteau Mayor Shaterral Johnson, NBC said. Courtney Wiley was listed in stable condition Wednesday night.

Sunset Police Chief Luis Padilla said Nelson "loved life. Came in with a smile to work and left work with a smile," NBC said. He had scheduled a month-long vacation, beginning Thursday, to spend time with a teenage daughter who lived out of town.

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