Latest Weather Blog
Community rallying around wounded Denham Springs officer; benefit planned for Saturday
DENHAM SPRINGS - Shawn Kelly, a police officer left in critical condition after he was shot in the line of duty in a Denham Springs shootout, is still fighting for his life.
An updated statement from the Denham Springs Police Department released Monday morning read that Kelly is "continuing to fight for his life like we all knew he would. [His] family is super appreciative of the amount of support they've received."
A spokesperson for the Denham Springs Police Department said the officer's family and the department is overwhelmed with the amount of support from the community.
"People have shown up, they've asked to pray with us they've brought food. We're not doing without anything at the police department right now," said Scott Sterling.
Blood drives, fundraisers, and giveback nights continue as the community rallies to support Kelly.
Saturday, May 20, there will be a benefit drive to help raise money for his medical expenses. Jambalaya lunches will be served alongside a Jeep, motorcycle, and car show. All benefits will go toward Kelly's family.
Sport N Center in Denham Springs has created a shirt design to raise funds for the family.
Donations can be made through PayPal here and through CashApp using $BehindtheLine. The DSPD asks that donators put "DSPD" in the memo section of any electronic donations.
Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 2490 Denham Springs, LA 70727.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Suspected gunman found hiding in woods after day-long manhunt in Zachary
Officer Shawn Kelly dies in hospital weeks after shootout at Denham Springs...
Daughter of LSU legend Billy Cannon sends dazzling gift to Kim Mulkey...
Deputies seize more than 3,000 fentanyl pills after months-long investigation into huge...
Nearly 40 rounds fired during drive-by shooting captured on camera
LSU baseball prepares for NCAA Regional play
LSU, Tulane to meet in first round of Baton Rouge Regional as...
LSU president reminisces during team trip to DC
Southern baseball sweeps Arkansas-Pine Bluff to finish out regular season
A candid conversation with Kim Mulkey - Watch the half-hour special on...