Chief: Newly hired officer shot dead as she was getting ready for work
SHREVEPORT, La. -- A newly hired police officer was shot dead in a northwestern Louisiana home as she prepared to start her shift, officials said, and investigators are trying to find out who killed her. Shreveport police officer Chateri Payne, who had graduated from a police academy two months ago, was in uniform and getting ready for work when she was shot on Wednesday evening, police Chief Ben Raymond said.