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Funeral arrangements set for officer shot leaving for work

January 15, 2019

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for a recently graduated Louisiana police officer who was fatally shot shortly before a night shift.

News outlets report a public viewing and family hour service for 22-year-old Chateri Payne will be held Friday, while her funeral will take place Saturday morning at Summer Grove Baptist Church.

The Shreveport officer was shot multiple times Jan. 9 as she was in uniform leaving for work. Police haven’t publicly identified suspects or a motive.

Payne graduated from Shreveport’s police academy on Nov. 16.

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