Homicide

Officer fatally shot, another stabbed to death during domestic dispute in Louisiana

  • Local fire departments work the scene of a fire at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a suspect drove into the front facade of the building before a standoff with the police Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The man barricaded himself in the store following a fatal incident. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Local fire departments work the scene of a fire at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a suspect drove into the front facade of the building before a standoff with the police Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The man barricaded himself in the store following a fatal incident. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Bystanders watch as police work the scene at the Sunset Mini Mart where a suspect drove into the store in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The man barricaded himself in the store following a fatal incident. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Bystanders watch as police work the scene at the Sunset Mini Mart where a suspect drove into the store in Sunset, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The man barricaded himself in the store following a fatal incident. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a small-town south Louisiana police officer called in to calm a domestic dispute was killed with his own gun, fired by a cousin.

Sunset Police Chief Luis Padilla says 51-year-old Henry Nelson was killed Wednesday, a day before he was scheduled for a month's vacation, which he planned to spend with his teenage daughter.

Also killed was 40-year-old Shameka Johnson. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says she and her 34-year-old sister, Shurlay Johnson, had tried to protect Courtney Jolivette Riley from her husband.

Guidroz says the husband 35-year-old Harrison Lee Riley Jr., was under arrest in a hospital.

The sheriff says Shurlay Johnson was in critical condition and Courtney Riley in stable condition.