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Christopher Darnell Shackleford, 28
Alexandria, Louisiana
October 07, 2016

Agencies: Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office RPSO Louisiana | US Marshals Service Western District Louisiana | Alexandria Police Department Louisiana

Last updated: 7 months ago

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The suspect in a fatal shooting died Friday afternoon after he exited a building firing a gun he pointed at law enforcement officers he'd kept at bay for several hours, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office.

Louisiana State Police now is leading the investigation into the officer-involved shooting that killed suspect Christopher Darnell Shackleford, 28. He was a suspect in a Thursday night shooting case being investigated by the Alexandria Police Department.

That shooting happened around 9 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of Fenner Street. The victim, 32-year-old Keldric Cheney, was taken to a local hospital in a private vehicle, but was pronounced dead at the hospital.