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Authorities release name of suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

West Monroe Police Officers responded to a report of a disturbance that identified a suspect and vehicle he was in near businesses on Basic Dr. in West Monroe Friday evening, Nov. 17th.  Upon arriving at the location, officers encountered an armed suspect, Shady Bell, Jr., Black male, age 46 of Monroe, who then fired his weapon at the officers.  Officers returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect.  The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting the investigation of the incident.  Autopsy results are pending.  The identity of the officers involved is not being released at this time.

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