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July 13 09:35 AM

U.S. marshals hunting for attempted cop killer; reward offered

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offender Task Force in Shreveport are working closely with the Shreveport Police Department attempting to locate and apprehend Isaiah “Zay” Martin, a fugitive wanted for the June 30 attempted murder of uniformed police officers.

Martin was the front seat passenger in a vehicle stopped by police. When asked to exit the vehicle, he produced a semi-automatic handgun and opened fire on officers, barely missing striking one officer in the head.

Officers returned fire and, based on evidence obtained by police, appear to have struck Martin at least once.

Anyone found to be aiding Martin will be criminally charged.

In Martin’s young adult life, he has had numerous arrests for serious weapons law violations, and since 2015 has at least five previous arrests mostly related to him possessing firearms. Martin should be considered to be armed and extremely dangerous.

The U.S. Marshals are offering a reward up to $5,000, and Shreveport Crime Stoppers is providing $1,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Northwest Louisiana residents can expect to soon see digital billboards asking for the public’s support with this intense manhunt.

Anyone who has any information regarding the location of Martin or information that could help law enforcement with his apprehension is asked to call U.S. Marshals at 1-800-336-0102 or e- mail usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.

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