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Trivenskey O. Odom, 27
Shreveport, Louisiana
April 10, 2019

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The identity of the gunman who shot a man and stole a vehicle Wednesday afternoon before leading police on a pursuit and was later killed in a police-involved shooting has been released.

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Trivenskey O. Odom, of Shreveport, according to a Caddo Parish Coroner's Office Thursday afternoon.

His body was taken to LSU Health Hospital for autopsy.

“We knew that he already shot someone. We knew that he robbed someone. We knew he had a gun and shot at innocent people during the chase; he pointed the gun at law enforcement officers during the chase and he pointed it once the chase had concluded, at the end of the chase,” Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said during a news conference outside the Caddo Correctional Center on Thursday morning.

“The law enforcement personnel had no alternative. There was no other options open than to take the action that they took,” he said.