Multiple arrests made in home invasion
Four local men have been charged in connection with a home invasion reported in west Shreveport.
On Wednesday, police detectives received intelligence in reference to the identity and location of a possible suspect in the home invasion robbery at an apartment complex in the 4000 block of Golf Links Boulevard that occurred Tuesday at about 11:45 p.m.
Police found an unidentified adult male inside the apartment suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body.
The man, who authorities believe was attempting to commit a robbery at the residence, was declared dead on the scene inside the apartment.
Based on information and evidence gathered during the ongoing inquiry, authorities were able to procure a search warrant for a residence in the 2500 block of Midway Avenue.
Just prior to the execution of the warrant, the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Lonnie Johnson, left the home accompanied by several other individuals and was immediately taken into custody without incident.
Johnson was suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body and was transported to University Health Center by Shreveport Fire Department personnel.
Detectives believe Johnson was wounded during an exchange of gunfire with the victim at the scene.
A second man, believed to be a resident of the home, suffered a graze wound to the upper body and was subsequently transported to a local hospital with what were described as non-lifethreatening injuries.
Arrested along with Johnson were 24-year-old Demarcus D. Morris, 22-year-old Eric J. Anderson and 25-year-old Christopher Williams. The suspects, all of Shreveport, were booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count each of accessory after the fact to attempted armed robbery.
Johnson, who is still being treated at University Health Center, has been charged with one count of attempted armed robbery and one count of attempted first-degree murder.
During the search of the home on Midway Avenue, investigators located evidence linking Johnson to another home invasion that occurred earlier that evening in the 7200 block of Bernstein Avenue.
The incident was reported at about 10:13 p.m. When officers arrived, they found 28-year-old Kamesia Martin severely injured with two gunshot wounds. She was transported by fire department personnel to University Health Center, where she is recovering.
Information gathered during the preliminary inquiry revealed that Martin was inside her apartment home when three unidentified suspects made entry into the residence while armed with weapons.
An apparent exchange of gunfire ensued between the victim and the three suspects with Martin suffering injury.
The suspect, identified only as black males, reportedly fled the residence via an unknown mode of transportation.
Detectives believe that the residences on Bernstein Avenue and Golf Links Boulevard were specifically targeted by the offenders and were not random acts.
Authorities report Johnson could face other charges.
The investigation is continuing in an effort to identify and apprehend any other suspects involved.
Anyone with any information related to these crimes is urged to contact Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 673- 7373 or online at www.lockemup. org.