Incident in south Bossier closes CenturyLink Center, surrounding area


A man was shot by Bossier City police and a car was stolen and wrecked in south Bossier Thursday afternoon, sources have told the Press-Tribune.

There is no confirmation that the incidents are related.

Police have been on scene since early this afternoon around the CenturyLink Center in south Bossier.

A portion of the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway and the CenturyLink Center have been closed as a result.

The CenturyLink Center issued an official statement saying that a “serious police incident unrelated to CenturyLink Center operations or events” resulted in the closure of the area. 

Friday and Saturday’s events for The Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Championship will proceed at CenturyLink Center as planned. 

Louisiana State Police have joined BCPD in the investigation.

Press-Tribune reporters were on scene and were told there will be more updates soon. The Press-Tribune will update this story as soon as more information is available.