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August 29 09:58 AM

Suspect arrested for shooting at apartment

A local man has been arrested following an early morning shooting at a west Shreveport apartment home.

Just after midnight on Saturday, Shreveport police patrol officers were dispatched to Willis- Knighton Medical Center located in the 2600 block of Greenwood Road in reference to a man who arrived at the hospital’s emergency room suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

When officers arrived at the hospital, it was gathered that 26- year-old Jamarian Peoples had been shot multiple times in the upper body while inside an apartment home located in the 6700 block of Buncombe Road.

Even though he suffered massive trauma to his jaw, mouth and tongue from one of the shotgun wounds, Peoples was able to give a statement to authorities.

Peoples was then transported to University Health Medical Center for surgery. He was last listed in serious but stable condition.

Shreveport police violentcrimes detectives and crime scene personnel responded to the scene. Preliminary information gathered during the investigation revealed Peoples was inside the apartment he shared with his girlfriend, when the woman reportedly arrived home accompanied by another male friend.

A subsequent dispute between Peoples and the other man, identified as 22-year-old Torrance Bedford Jr., ensued. During the dispute, Bedford reportedly produced a handgun, shooting Peoples multiple times.

Bedford, of the 9200 block of Aragon Drive in Shreveport, fled the scene immediately following the shooting.

Hours after the incident, Bedford arrived at Shreveport police headquarters, where he surrendered to authorities.

A subsequent investigation by detectives was conducted, after which, Bedford was arrested and booked into the Shreveport City Jail, where he was charged with a single count of attempted seconddegree murder.

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