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July 05 09:34 AM

Suspect arrested in 2-month-old shooting

PRESS RELEASE
Shreveport Police Department

Authorities have captured a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that injured a local man two months ago in east Shreveport.

Back on April 7, Shreveport police responded to the 200 block of East 78th Street in reference to reports of a man having been shot while at another location.

At the scene, officers met with the shooting victim, identified as 23-year-old Tyrel Diggs of Shreveport. An investigation revealed that Diggs was at A.B. Palmer Park when a dispute erupted between him and another man believed to be known by him.

During the dispute, Diggs indicated that the suspect produced a handgun and shot him in the leg. Diggs received a minor injury and was treated on the scene for his injury.

During an ongoing investigation, Shreveport police violent-crimes detectives gathered information  linking 32-yearold Rodriguez Smith of Shreveport to the crime.

Authorities secured a warrant for Smith, charging him with illegal use of a weapon.

Smith was taken into custody last Thursday evening, June 20, while in the parking lot of a convenience store located at the intersection of East 70th Street and Southern Avenue.

He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

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