North Louisiana Police Officer Shot During Traffic Stop Last Month Has Died
A part-time police officer in north Louisiana who was shot last month during a traffic stop died on Thursday according to authorities.
Mangham police officer Marshall Waters was shot once in the abdomen on October 17 after stopping a vehicle on La Hwy 425 near the Franklin and Richland parish line. The bullet hit beneath his bulletproof vest.
Waters underwent emergency surgery on the day of the shooting to repair a hemorrhaging femoral artery. He remained in critical condition at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Three subsequent emergency surgeries were required during his stay in the intensive care unit.
The 49-year-old Waters also worked for Northeast Louisiana Ambulance Service full-time as an ENT. Shane Scott, a spokesman for the company, confirmed Waters' death shortly before 3:00 am Thursday. Scott described Waters as a man who dedicated his time and life to public service and public safety.
The Mangham Police Department also posted on Facebook about Waters' death.
The alleged shooter is 27-year-old Hermandus Dashanki Semien of Ville Platte. He was initially arrested on charges of armed robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, and attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. It is known yet if those charges will be upgraded in light of Waters' death.