Investigators have been searching for the firearm ever since the shooting death of a Shreveport police officer on Aug. 5 and think the suspect responsible for the incident stole the gun.
Shreveport police said that Officer Thomas LaValley, 29 years old and a four-year veteran of the force, was shot multiple times while answering a call about a suspicious person inside a home.
Neighbors told LaValley that the man inside the home was wanted, but they did not know that the man was armed. When he went inside, the suspect, 27-year old Grover Cannon, opened fire.
After an intense two-day manhunt, authorities arrested Cannon without incident. He’s being charged with one count of first degree murder, one count of attempted second-degree murder and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
The firearm is described as a semi-automatic Glock 22 .40 caliber pistol. The Shreveport Police Department is offering $2,500 in addition to $500 put forth by Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers for information that directly leads to the recovery of LaVAlley’s issued sidearm.
Anyone who has any information regarding this firearm is urged to call Shreveport Police Detectives at 318-673-6955 or Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.