patrol officers, along with Violent Crimes investigators have been kept
busy following three separate shootings this weekend.
The first incident
was reported just before 2:30 a.m. on December 14, 2013 when patrol officers
responded to reports of a male shot in the 1900 block of Texas
the arrival of officers, information was gathered suggesting the male victim,
identified as 31 year old Alvin Lattier of Shreveport,
suffered a grazing wound to the neck following an alleged brawl that occurred
at a party being held in the block.
Information was gathered that shots rang out from a suspect vehicle
described as a red, four door sedan which fled the scene after firing numerous
rounds. Lattier, who suffered only minor
injuries, was not transported to the hospital and is expected to fully recover
from his injuries. Investigators are
currently seeking additional information as the investigation into
the shooting continues.
A second shooting
occurred Just after 3:00 a.m. Sunday December 15, 2013, when Shreveport Police
patrol officers were dispatched to Willis
north location relative to two men who arrived by private vehicle at the
hospital's emergency room suffering apparent gunshot wounds. The men were identified as 19 year old Gary
McCain along with an associate, adult male Darien Adams, whose age was not
readily available. Both men were treated
at the hospital for injuries that were considered to be non life-threatening.
Investigators along with crime scene personnel arrived at the intersection of Linwood
Avenue near Oakdale
Street after gaining information that the shooting
reportedly occurred near that location and is believed to have stemmed from a
physical dispute involving McCain and Adams versus a group of offenders known
to both men. Preliminary information
suggests Darien Adams sustained a non life threatening gunshot wound to the hip
after being accidentally shot by McCain, who was arrested and charged with a
single count illegal use of a weapon from a moving vehicle. McCain was booked
into the Shreveport City Jail.
Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
A third shooting
incident occurring at approximately 6:15 p.m. Sunday evening, sent a local man
and woman to the hospital with one suffering serious injuries. The 7100 block of Janey
Lane was the location where Shreveport Police Patrol
officers responded after receiving a call that a man had been shot while inside
a vehicle accompanied by a female acquaintance.
received information suggesting the male victim, who has not been identified,
was shot once in the upper body by a male suspect who approached the vehicle
armed with a handgun, wearing all dark clothing. The female inside the vehicle was not shot;
however she was transported along with the male victim, as she suffered minor
injuries resulting from a subsequent vehicle crash which occurred when the male
shooting victim attempted to drive away after being shot. No one else was injured during the ordeal.
The male victim is said to have suffered injuries that are potentially life
threatening and was last listed in critical condition. Police are now feverishly working to gather
details surrounding the three shootings in efforts to identify and apprehend
those persons responsible. Persons with
any information into either case is urged to contact Caddo Crimestoppers at
(318) 673-7373 or on their website at www.lockemup.org