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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Louisiana: cop-killer suspect dead

Left- Holt on the bridge/Right- Michael Louviere

Louisiana -- He allegedly killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an off-duty police officer, now he absolutely killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest Friday.

Sylvester Holt died late Friday at University Hospital in New Orleans. He was perched on a New Orleans bridge, threatening to jump off, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman John Fortunato said Saturday.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand told the media that during the stand-off on the bridge, Holt confessed to killing Simone Veal, 32, of Marrero, and Westwego Officer Michael Louviere, 26. He explained that Holt went to Veal's house Friday morning after he learned she was carrying her current boyfriend's baby.

Witnesses said Holt fired a handgun at Veal as she sat in her car and then chased her to an intersection where she hit a truck waiting at a light, Fortunato explained.

Officer Louviere was on his way home from work when he saw the crash and went to help. That was when the coward, Holt, "executed" him with a single shot to the head as he tried to render aid to Ms. Veal.

Holt took a taxi to the bridge and told the driver to stop because he was feeling sick and might vomit. He tried to climb down to a girder below that led to a roadway but was not successful.

Negotiators tried to talk Hold down off the girder but he shot himself in the chest at around 5:30 local time.

There are several women who had taken out protective orders against Holt and none of them are likely going to miss the human garbage.

In addition to this incident, Holt was arrested last September on a rape charge but the charge was later dropped when the woman repeatedly told authorities that she wanted to drop the charge, in spite of the fact that she maintained later than he did, indeed, rape her.

Officer Louviere was a husband and father of a 4-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. He was described as a dedicated family man with a strong work ethic. He was likely bound for a position at a larger agency, said Westwego Police Chief Dwayne Munch.

Prior to becoming a cop, Officer Louviere was a United States Marine who served our country in Afghanistan. He joined the department in July 2015 and "finished first in everything" at the police academy, Munch said.

It was Munch and a doctor who told Mrs. Louviere that her husband had died. "That was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do," he said.

Blue Lives Matter.