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August 23 07:42 AM

Homicide suspect surrenders to police

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Shreveport Police Department

A man accused of murder is now in police custody following his surrender to authorities Tuesday evening.

Shreveport police investigators arrested a man sought in connection with the city’s latest homicide.

The man, identified as 21-year-old Raco Allen of Shreveport, was linked to the shooting death of 25-year-old Jacoby Taylor on Saturday.

Investigators had previously procured a warrant for the arrest of Allen, who now faces charges of second-degree murder.

Police had responded to a reported shooting in the 2900 block of Poland Street shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival on the scene, members of the Shreveport Fire Department confirmed that an adult male identified as Taylor was dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body.

Authorities learned that moments prior to the shooting, a male suspect was seen firing a number of shots from a moving vehicle into a crowd of persons standing in the 2900 block of Poland Street. It was during this time that Taylor is believed to have been struck and killed.

Allen, the suspected shooter, reportedly fled from the vehicle on foot into a nearby wooded area following the shooting. A search of the surrounding vicinity was conducted, but Allen was not located.

Allen, who initially arrived at Caddo Correctional Center, was transported to Shreveport Police Headquarters, where subsequent interviews were conducted by Violent Crimes detectives. Following those interviews, Allen was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on the outstanding warrant for his arrest. Bond has been set at $200,000.

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