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May 23 11:02 AM

Suspect arrested in Allendale homicide

Shreveport police have arrested a suspect charged in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and a woman seriously injured this week.

Chevis Carter, 33, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after he was spotted by authorities near the intersection of Olive Street at Centenary Boulvard.

Police were searching for Carter for his alleged role in the shooting death of a man who has yet to be identified.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Shreveport police responded to a reported shooting in the 1500 block of Alston Street. Upon their arrival at the scene, officers discovered a male and female victim suffering apparent gunshot wounds. The unknown male victim was pronounced deceased on the scene. The female victim, identified as Dylas Gales, suffered a gunshot wound to the facial area and was transported to University Health Medical Center.

Gales continues to recover from her injury and is listed in serious but stable condition.

Violent Crimes detectives along with crime scene investigators were immediately summoned to the scene of the crime, launching their inquiries into the matter.

Authorities learned that moments prior to the shooting, a male suspect reportedly kicked in the front door of Gales’s home, made entry and began firing a number of shots at both victims from a handgun. It was during this time that the unidentified male victim and Gales were believed to have been shot.

The suspect, whom authorities identified as 33-year-old Chevis Carter of Shreveport, reportedly fled from the home on foot into a wooded area nearby.

Following interviews with investigators and Shreveport police headquarters, Carter was subsequently booked into the Shreveport City Jail on an outstanding warrant charging him with one count each of attempted second-degree murder and second-degree murder.

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