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Man who shot and killed Doyline police officer died in hospital

2 years 7 months 4 days ago Saturday, July 17 2021 Jul 17, 2021 July 17, 2021 4:00 PM July 17, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

DOYLINE - A police officer was shot and killed after responding to a call for service.

State police said around 5:45 p.m. on July 9, a Doyline police officer and two Webster Parish Sheriff's Office deputies exchanged gunfire with a suspect upon arrival to a call on Green Tree Street.

The police officer, William Earl Collins Jr., was shot and transported to a hospital where he later died.

State police said multiple other agencies arrived at the scene, and several hours later officers entered the residence.

Police learned the shooter, 59-year-old Mahlon Taylor had also been shot. Taylor was transported to a hospital where he died July 17 from his injuries.

No other information related to the shooting was immediately available.

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