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…