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May 16 08:59 AM

Downtown melee leaves three men behind bars

Three men are facing serious charges following an early morning altercation in downtown Shreveport last weekend.

Just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Shreveport patrol officers working near the 600 block of Commerce Street heard gunshots being fired in the area.

As they responded to investigate, one of the patrolmen saw a male suspect holding a firearm. The officer confronted the man, who fled on foot to evade capture.

Following a brief pursuit, the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Dekendrey Erayveon Reddix, was taken into custody without inci dent.

Officers seized the weapon they believe he was armed with at the time.

Upon further investigation, detectives determined that Reddix and several other men were involved in some sort of dispute that ultimately led to gunfire. Based on information and evidence gathered at the scene, police identified and apprehended two other suspects, identified as 27-year-old Calvin Leon Jackson of Panama City, Fla., and 24-year-old Malcolm Jamar Perry of the 1200 block of Estelle Drive in Bossier City.

Jackson was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of illegal use of a weapon and one count of manufacture and distribution of a schedule IV narcotic.

Perry was booked into the city jail on one count of principal to illegal use of a weapon.

Reddix, of the 4300 block of Illinois Avenue, was booked into the city jail on one count of illegal use of a weapon and one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Reddix was also charged with one count of simple burglary and one count of possession of burglary tools after police linked him to an unrelated earlier vehicle burglary.

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