Newly hired officer shot dead as she was getting ready for work, chief says
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 Chatéri Payne, who'd graduated from a police academy just two months ago, was in uniform and getting ready for work when she was shot on Wednesday evening, police Chief Ben Raymond said.