Two sisters of Grand Coteau Interim Mayor Shaterral Johnson were stabbed while trying to stop 35-year-old Harrison Lee Riley Jr., of Arnaudville, from stabbing his wife, Courtney Jolivette. Despite earlier miscommunication, one of the sisters, 40-year-old Shameka Johnson, and Officer Henry Nelson both died on the scene.
51-year-old Nelson was responding to the scene of a stabbing on Anna Street when he was shot by Riley with his own gun. According to the sheriff, Riley had taken the gun from Nelson during a confrontation.The suspect is in custody after a stand-off at a local mini-mart.
We offer prayers for Officer Henry Nelson. Domestic incidents claim lots of good officers, and it seems that Officer Nelson's death is the result of such a disturbance.
I'll be wearing the mourning band on the badge for another few days. Just Damn!