Louisiana Police Officer Shot During Traffic Stop Dies
Sad news to report from the law enforcement community today. A part-time north Louisiana police officer who was shot during a traffic stop in northeast Louisiana last month has died.
The News Star reports Mangham Police Chief Perry Fleming confirmed Marshall Waters’ death in a post on Facebook. Waters was shot in the lower abdomen, under his vest on October 17th during the traffic stop in Richland Parish.
Waters had stopped a vehicle on Louisiana Highway 425, near the Franklin and Richland parish line.
The alleged shooter is 27-year-old Hermandus Semien of Ville Platte. Semien was initially arrested on several charges, including attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. It was not immediately known whether the charges would be upgraded in light of Waters' death.