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September 16 09:48 AM

Police seek answers in fatal shooting

 A man is dead and a suspect is sought following a shooting in Shreveport's Cedar Grove neighborhood.

Just after 1:00 a.m. on September 15, 2013, Shreveport Police were called to the intersection of Thornhill Avenue at East 75th Street relative to a shooting.  Upon the arrival of officers, the body of a deceased male was discovered lying on the pavement.  The man, identified as 32 year old Sidney Thomas of Shreveport, was suffering an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. 


Shreveport Police Violent Crimes investigators along with Crime Scene personnel were summoned to the scene, at which time an immediate investigation was launched.   While it is not clear what led to the shooting, police believe Thomas was riding his bicycle along East 75th Street at Thornhill Avenue when someone shot him.  Authorities were told gunfire was heard in the immediate vicinity moments prior to the discovery of Thomas' body.  As the probe into the shooting death widens, investigators are working to develop leads in the case and are urging those with information regarding the shooting to contact Caddo-Crime Stoppers immediately at (318) 673-7373 or on their website at www.lockemup.org  


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