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Suspects Sought in Shreveport Carjacking and Shooting

A Shreveport man is currently recovering from non-life-threatening injuries, sustained when he was shot during a carjacking. Officers with SPD received a call about the shooting at 12:30am Tuesday (6/28/22). Police arrived on the scene to the gas station at the corner of Jewella Avenue and Fair Street. Upon arrival, Police located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. The man claimed three men approached him with guns as he was leaving the gas station and demanded the keys to his vehicle.
SHREVEPORT, LA
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Haughton Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Assault Charges

A Haughton man accused of a sexual assault on a child pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court Monday, June 27, 2022, just before his trial was to start. Oscar Abraham Gonzalez, 21, charged with first-degree rape, pleaded guilty responsively to second-degree rape. Gonzalez was accused of sexually assaulting a then-7-year-old...
HAUGHTON, LA
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Natchitoches Shooting Kills Two and Injures One

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed two individuals and injured a third person early Saturday morning. On June 25, 2022 around 2:30 a.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to the 5100 block of University Parkway (French Market Express) in reference to a report of gunshots in the area. Upon officers arrival they located Marquis Evans, 21, of Natchitoches, Daniel Williams, 23, of Creston and another individual suffering from gunshot wounds.
NATCHITOCHES, LA

Bossier Parish Kidnapping Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

Bossier Sheriff’s Office is investigating a kidnapping that led to an officer-involved shooting involving a Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputy. Early Sunday (6/26/22) evening, dispatchers received a call from a man who lives on Jones Road in the southern part of the parish saying he was kidnapped at gunpoint by Marcus Thomas. The victim said he was let go after a short time by the suspect on Oilfield Road.
BOSSIER PARISH, LA

Shreveport Pines Road Area Shooting Leaves One Dead

Shreveport Police are investigating a shooting at a local gas station that has left 1 person dead. At 11:33 p.m. on Saturday (6/25/22) a call came in from the corner of West 70th Street and Bumcombe Road, which is located in the Pines Road area. When first responders arrived on the scene, they found one person was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was found sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of the gas station. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
SHREVEPORT, LA

Shreveport Teen Facing Two Attempted Murder Charges

Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. is planning to charge a Shreveport teen with two counts of attempted first-degree murder as an adult after a juvenile court hearing found probable cause following an investigation by Shreveport Police. Jordan Jenkins, 16, is alleged to have lured two people, one...
SHREVEPORT, LA

Shreveport Police on the Hunt for Robbery Suspect

On June 2nd, 2022, Shreveport Police officers were called to the 400 block of Columbia Drive in reference to a victim who had been involved in an altercation with a known suspect. Responding officers observed that the victim was suffering from a possible gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
SHREVEPORT, LA

Shreveport Jail Inmate Dies After Beating in the Lockup

Shreveport city jail inmate has died after he was reportedly beaten by a fellow inmate while in the lockup. The elderly male prisoner died Monday, June 20th at Ochsner LSU Health hospital. 72-year-old Bobbie Young died at 4:39 p.m. at Ochsner, where he had been taken with head injuries back...
SHREVEPORT, LA

Sneak Peek At Batman Comic Book Cover Exhibit At Shreveport’s Artspace

This summer, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council is bringing one of the most incredible Batman comic book collections on Earth to Downtown Shreveport. It's not just that the collection is incredible, its why the collection is incredible. The books in this collection are custom art pieces. Where each book has had a custom cover drawn by a different artist, or celebrity.
SHREVEPORT, LA

Juul E-Cigarettes To Be Banned In Shreveport And Whole US

According to major news outlets, the United States Food and Drug Administration will be ordering Juul Electronic Cigarettes off the market in the United States. Juul Labs Inc. has faced years of pressure and scrutiny from US regulators over their controversial product. Just a few years ago, Juul attempted to stop this action by self-imposing changes. In 2019 the company removed their fruity flavored product from the market, hoping to calm regulators. But it didn't work.
SHREVEPORT, LA

Two Shreveport Felons Sentenced to Federal Prison

Two Shreveport men have been sentenced to prison in Federal Court. The men both had charges for illegally possessing firearms. Damontra Vonravious Mandigo, 22, was sentenced to 87 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Shreveport Police Department officers were patrolling an area in Shreveport on March 15, 2021 and observed a vehicle parked in the driveway of a vacant residence. Officers made contact with the individual in the driver’s seat, later identified as Mandigo. A search was conducted of his vehicle and law enforcement officers found a Zastava 7.62x39mm pistol. Officers were aware that Mandigo was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition. He was arrested and later admitted to agents that the firearm was his. Mandigo’s prior felony convictions were for illegal use of a weapon in 2011, and attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in 2018.
SHREVEPORT, LA

Former Louisiana Tech Star and NFL Player Jaylon Ferguson Has Died

The Baltimore Ravens have announced that 26-year-old Jaylon Ferguson has died. The team published the notification on social media, in addition to a press release. "We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson. He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon's family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon."
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Barksdale Airman Faces Child Pornography Charges

A Barksdale Air Force Base airman has been arrested for allegedly distributing child sexual abuse images. 23-year-old Matthew Daigle of Gaston Lane in Bossier City, was arrested after investigators uncovered evidence indicating he has distributed pornography involving juveniles. Detectives obtained and executed a search warrant at Daigle’s home where they...
BOSSIER CITY, LA

Travel Vlog Delivers Honest Outsider View Of Shreveport & Bossier

No one is harder on Shreveport than Shreveport. But that creates an odd paradox, because sometimes Shreveport needs to hear it. However the paradox comes in the form of Shreveport apologists writing off any critique, and lumping them altogether as "complaints". Sometimes these critiques are real, and need to be addressed, not ignored.
SHREVEPORT, LA

Shreveport Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter

A Shreveport man accused in the death of another man while playing with a rifle was found guilty of manslaughter. LaTroy Derez Smith Jr., 21, was one of four men playing with an assault-style rifle in an apartment in the 6100 block of LaTierra Street on October 27, 2019. The...
SHREVEPORT, LA

Shreveport Multiple Felon Gets Natural Life Sentence

A Shreveport man who was found guilty of aggravated flight from an officer in December after having been convicted of numerous other felonies since 2008 was sentenced Monday, June 20, 2022, to natural life in prison. Tobias Williams, 33, was sentenced to life in prison without benefit of parole, probation...
SHREVEPORT, LA

Body Of Missing LSU-Eunice Basketball Player Found In Idaho

The body of missing Everette Jackson, an LSUE basketball player, was reportedly found in Idaho. That's according to LSUE, who posted the details on their social media:. The 21-year-old basketball player went missing during a tubing trip to Idaho with friends. He disappeared while tubing on the Payette River in Western Idaho. Jackson was tubing with his girlfriend, when she told investigators that they lost control. She says Jackson was then swept away by the river. He was last seen on June 11th.
IDAHO STATE