Suspected burglar crashes in flight attempt
Shreveport Police Department
A man suspected to be involved in several burglaries is behind bars following a vehicle crash as he attempted to flee from officers.
Just after 5:15 p.m. last Friday, Nov. 29, Shreveport police officers responded to reports of suspicious activity occurring at an apartment complex located in the 2600 block of Jewella Avenue.
Police responding to the scene received information about a male suspect wearing a darkcolored, hooded sweatshirt, who was seen lurking throughout the premises, possibly burglarizing vehicles.
When officers arrived, contact was attempted with a male subject of a similar description, who fled the apartment complex in an attempt to elude the officers.
Police pursued the suspect’s vehicle for a short distance until the suspect crashed his vehicle into a home near the intersection of Dollarway Street and West Canal Boulevard.
A subsequent foot chase ensued which ended at the suspect’s home in the 3200 block of Wagner Street.
Authorities identified the suspect as 18-year-old Zerquario Devondrick Reddix of Shreveport.
Reddix was taken into custody inside his residence, where police discovered numerous items believed to have been stolen during a host of other reported burglaries
which occurred over the course of the last year.
Additional items also believed to have been stolen were found inside Reddix’s wrecked vehicle.
Reddix was treated at University Health Center for minor injuries sustained during the crash and then booked into the Shreveport City Jail on four counts of illegal possession of stolen things and one count each of hit-and-run driving and resisting an officer.
As the investigation continues, detectives suspect Reddix might be connected to additional burglaries throughout the city.