Police arrest suspects in accidental shooting
Shreveport police arrested a local man Monday morning in connection with a shooting that sent another man to the hospital earlier this month.
Back on March 6, Shreveport police officers were dispatched to University Health Medical Center regarding 19-year-old Ron Douglas, who arrived at the hospital’s emergency room suffering a single gunshot wound to the leg.
Douglas, along with a group of his associates, initially provided officers with information suggesting Douglas had been shot while standing outside a home located in the 1500 block of West 58th Street.
It was alleged that a darkcolored, four-door sedan occupied by three males drove up and started firing at Douglas before fleeing the scene.
An investigation launched by Shreveport police violent-crimes detectives determined that Douglas and his associates had fabricated their statements to authorities and that Douglas had actually been shot accidentally by a friend.
Trey Hart, 21, of the 3100 block of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, was taken into police custody Monday morning after evidence linked him to Douglas’s shooting.
Hart was allegedly in possession of a weapon that accidentally discharged, striking Douglas.
Following his arrest, Hart was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on charges of illegal use of a weapon.
It was later learned that a second man, 20-year-pold Reginald Williams of the 1500 block of West 58th Street, was also involved in the fabricated story told to investigators.
Williams was arrested by investigators and has since been charged with accessory after the fact to illegal use of a weapon.
The investigation is still under way with more arrests expected.