Sergeant Timothy Prunty Shreveport Police Department Louisiana End of Watch: Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Sergeant Timothy Prunty
Shreveport Police Department
Louisiana

End of Watch: Sunday, October 24, 2010

Biographical Info
Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 19 years
Badge Number: 815

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, October 24, 2010
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Charged with murder

Sergeant Tim Prunty was shot and killed in an ambush attack at approximately 3:30 am. He was standing next to his patrol car outside of a convenience store on Bert Kouns Industrial Loop when another car pulled into the parking lot and the driver opened fire on him.
Sergeant Prunty was struck by several rounds but was able to return fire before collapsing. He was transported to LSU Health Science Center where he succumbed to his wounds.
A witness was able to provide a description of the suspect’s vehicle. Officers located the vehicle a short time later and took the suspect into custody after a short pursuit. It is believed that the man was responsible for shooting at a security guard earlier in the morning. He was charged with first degree murder in connection with Sergeant Prunty’s death and attempted murder in the connection with the shooting of the security guard.
Sergeant Prunty had served with the Shreveport Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his twin brother, who also serves with the agency.

Agency Contact Information
Shreveport Police Department
1234 Texas Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71161
Phone: (318) 673-6932
Please contact the Shreveport Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

Funeral services for Sgt. Tim Prunty, the Shreveport police officer who was shot and killed this past weekend, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Summer Grove Baptist Church on Jewella Avenue in Shreveport.

Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery on Highway 80 just east of Bossier City.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Summer Grove.

Prunty, 43, was a 19-year veteran of the Police Department. He was divorced and had no children, fellow officers said. His twin brother is a Shreveport police officer.

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