Wanted fugitive captured in Shreveport following standoff with police
A man sought by authorities in connection with a double homicide in Dallas, Texas, is now in police custody following a standoff in west Shreveport Tuesday evening.
Just before 5:30 p.m. on September 24, 2013, officers with the Shreveport Police Department’s Patrol division, along with agents from the Caddo-Shreveport Special Response Team, Shreveport Police Crisis negotiators and deputies from the United States Marshal’s Office Violent Offenders Task Force arrived at a home located in the 3000 block of Drexel Street. Through continued investigation, authorities were able to track double murder suspect, 21 year old Patrick Russell of Shreveport to the Drexel Street home. Police learned soon upon their arrival at the residence, Russell would refuse to exit the home and subsequently barricade himself inside. Following a number of unsuccessful attempts to encourage Russell to exit the residence, Caddo-Shreveport Special Response Team members and Shreveport Police Crisis negotiators were dispatched to the scene to assist in the matter. During the incident, some nearby residents were asked to remain inside their homes while a small few were temporarily relocated citing safety concerns.
The efforts of law enforcement personnel proved successful following the nearly four hour ordeal, as Russell emerged from the residence just after 8:30 p.m. exiting through the home’s front door where he surrendered to authorities without further incident. Russell, who was booked into the Caddo Parish Correctional Center on the outstanding warrant through Texas, faces additional felony charges in Caddo Parish stemming from an unrelated incident. It is uncertain at this hour when Russell will return to Texas to face murder charges; however bond in the matter has been set at one million dollars. There were no injuries reported during the incident and residents were allowed to return to their homes shortly after the incident concluded.