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SUNSET, La. – 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.