Suspect indicted in deaths of Sunset police officer, others

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A St. Landry Parish grand jury has indicted the man accused of stabbing a woman to death and killing a Sunset police officer in August.

District Attorney Earl Taylor, in a news release Tuesday, said 35-year-old Harrison Lee Riley faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Shameka Johnson and Officer Henry Nelson; two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the attack on Surlay Johnson and Riley’s wife, Courtney Jolivette; and one count of aggravated criminal damage to a convenience store.

The Daily World reports ( ) Riley could face the death penalty if convicted in the slayings.

Riley is accused of stabbing the Johnsons, who were allegedly trying to protect Jolivette from Riley during a domestic dispute. He then allegedly stabbed Jolivette and shot Nelson, who was responding to the call.


Information from: The Daily World,

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