DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — The Denham Springs Officer who was wounded in a May 11 shootout at a shopping center has succumbed to his injuries, according to our partners at WBRZ.com.
Cpl. Shawn Kelly as well as officers from other local, state and federal agencies had responded to a dispute at a strip mall in Livingston on that fateful Thursday.
The suspect started shooting when police arrived to the scene, striking Kelly multiple times during the confrontation.
The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Justin Roberts, was eventually stopped by a LPSO deputy and fatally shot as he would later be pronounced dead at a hospital.
Kelly had been hospitalized in critical condition since the incident occurred back in May.