Louisiana police car hits, kills woman


SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Louisiana say a police car has hit and killed a pedestrian. Few details were available, but the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office identified the dead woman on Monday as 48-year-old Valerie Parker. Its news release says she was hit by a marked Shreveport police car around 10:50 p.m. Sunday. KSLA-TV reports that the officer was on duty, and that investigators were looking into whether the officer was responding to a call. The coroner’s office said it will perform an autopsy on Parker’s body.