Police say suspect in custody in Louisiana officer’s death

Published 10:05 am Friday, August 7, 2015

A man accused of killing a Shreveport police officer was arrested Thursday after a round-the-clock manhunt, police said.

Grover Cannon, 27, was in a backyard detached garage not far from the house where Officer Thomas LaValley was killed Wednesday when officers acting on a tip arrested him shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, Shreveport police spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

“He was sitting in the back of the garage, just hanging out. … He may have been consuming a hard beverage. I’m not sure what it was,” Hines said.

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He said Cannon was taken into custody without incident.

The capture was the result of efforts by the FBI, the Shreveport Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police. The FBI offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to Cannon’s arrest.