Mico was a beloved member of the Shreveport Police Department's Tactical K-9 Unit and served faithfully and valiantly until his death last week. Mico, who succumbed to a brief illness, was an 8-year-old Belgian malinois, who served on the department for five years.
Just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, members of the Shreveport Police Department responded to a two vehicle crash that occurred in the 6200 block of West 70th Street involving a Ford Taurus and a Ford Fusion.
Police believe that Johnson was shot following a verbal dispute with a man who armed himself with a gun during the disagreement. It is believed the suspect shot Johnson while Johnson stood in the roadway near the 3100 block of West College Street..
Responding to the scene, officers observed a vehicle fitting the description of the suspect’s near Line Avenue at Kings Highway. A subsequent traffic stop on the vehicle, a white 2001 Mazda Tribute, was initiated, and the driver was identified as Frederick Dewayne Gipson, 33, of Shreveport.
Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim, who was found to be suffering from a single gunshot wound to the leg. The victim, whose injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, was transported to LSUHSC..
Upon arrival, the female victim told officers that she had been shot at moments earlier by her estranged boyfriend. Authorities learned that the woman, who was not injured, reportedly fled from her ex-boyfriend and arrived at the In and Out convenience store on Linwood Avenue.