Three suspects in a
shooting that injured a Shreveport
man are behind bars following their arrest by Shreveport Police.
Just before 12:30
p.m. on August 1, 2013, Shreveport Police were called to the 400 block of Egan
Street relative to a reported shooting. Upon officer’s
arrival at the scene, contact was made with the victim, 25 year old Marcus
Mathis who was suffering a single gunshot wound to the hip area. Mathis was subsequently transported to
LSUHSC with injuries considered to be non life-threatening.
Violent Crimes detectives were summoned to the scene of the shooting,
immediately initiating an investigation.
Information gathered during preliminary investigation revealed Mathis,
while at a home in the 400 block of Egan
Street, was apparently engaged in a verbal dispute of
an unknown nature involving subjects who arrived at the home driving a black
Ford Crown Victoria. During the dispute, one subject inside the
sedan reportedly exited the vehicle and began firing shots, one of which is
believed to have struck Mathis. It is undetermined at this point if
Mathis exchanged fire with the shooters.
Subjects inside the vehicle fled the scene immediately following the
shooting but were quickly spotted by police responding to the scene. Upon officer’s detection of the alleged
shooter’s car, a subsequent vehicle pursuit ensued during which time, two of
the vehicle’s four occupants fled the sedan on foot near the intersection of Forest
Avenue at Creswell
driver and a single passenger remained inside the vehicle continuing their
attempts to elude officers, allegedly tossing a weapon from the
vehicle in the process. The pursuit came to an abrupt halt when the driver
of the suspect vehicle crashed into an unsuspecting motorist who
was traveling along West 75th Street and St. Vincent Avenue.
Following the collision, the suspect driver and passenger fled the sedan
on foot abandoning their vehicle in the roadway. A brief foot pursuit followed at which time
both suspects were taken into custody. The driver of the vehicle
struck by the suspects car was an elderly male whose name has not been
released. The man; however was transported to a local hospital
with only minor injuries.
Police took a third
suspect into custody near the 400 block of Gilbert
Drive after a police K-9 tracked the man to a detached
garage where he was found hiding. A
fourth suspect involved in the caper remains outstanding; however authorities
are confident his capture in imminent.
In all, police recovered two weapons believed used during the shooting
along with an ammunition magazine belonging to a third weapon. Authorities arrested 27 year old Brandon Lee,
along with 24 year old Jakari Lee and 19 year old Tavonte Polk. Polk faces charges of Attempted Second Degree
Murder and Resisting an Officer. Brandon
Lee faces charges of Convicted Felon in possession of a firearm, while Jakari
Lee has been charged with felony Flight in a vehicle. All three men were subsequently booked into
the Shreveport City Jail. Much investigation remains to be done in the case as
investigators are working to identify and apprehend the fourth suspect believed
involved in the shooting. Persons with information about this crime is urged to
contact Caddo Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or on their website at www.lockemup.org