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July 25 10:10 AM

Man jailed for firing at motorist

A suspect is behind bars after he allegedly fired a weapon at a local man in east Shreveport earlier this month.

Back on July 12, Shreveport police patrol officers were dispatched to a residence located in the 1600 block of Acorn Street in reverence to a welfare concern.

When officers arrived, contact was made with the victim, who reported that he had been shot moments earlier by a known suspect while driving in the 200 block of East Wyandotte Street.

The victim said he was driving along the street when he was confronted by 22-year-old Demontaye Williams of the 4000 block of Golf Links Boulevard in Shreveport.

According to the victim, Williams asked about the victim’s presence on the block, resulting in both men exchanging words. Williams allegedly brandished a firearm, threatening to shoot the victim.

It was reported that the victim then drove away from the scene, but not before Williams fired two rounds from a handgun, one of which struck the victim’s vehicle.

Damage to the victim’s vehicle and crime scene evidence collected were consistent with statements made by the victim, who  was not injured.

Last Thursday, July 17, Williams surrendered to authorities at police headquarters, where he was interviewed by detectives.

Following those interviews, Williams was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on a charge of illegal use of a weapon.

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