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April 21 10:05 AM

Police arrest suspect in shots-fired incident

A local man is behind bars in connection with a shots-fired incident in west Shreveport Monday afternoon.

Just before 3 p.m., Shreveport police were called to the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Booker T Street in reference to reports that shots had been fired in the area.

When officers arrived at the location, a male victim reported that he had been driving northbound on Broadway near Booker T Street when a man unknown to him and for unknown reasons exited a vehicle and began firing multiple rounds at his car. The victim’s vehicle sustained damage resulting from the gunfire; however, the driver was not injured.

Shreveport police violentcrimes detectives launched an immediate investigation. Authorities gathered information which suggested that the shots fired at the victim might have been in relation to a previous altercation between family members of the victim and associates of the suspected shooter.

Police were able to collect information that led them to a home in the 3800 block of May field Street, where the suspect’s vehicle was located.

While at the home, police made contact with four males that were inside the residence.

The men were detained and subsequently transported to police headquarters for questioning about the crime.

A subsequent search of the residence produced a weapon consistent with evidence recov-

ered at the crime scene.

Following interviews with investigators, Jamarzie Leonard, 19, was arrested for his alleged role in the incident. Leonard was wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection with a separate incident.

Leonard was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on charges of attempted second-degree murder along with an unrelated warrant for second-degree aggravated battery. The other men were released pending further investigation into the matter.

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