Off-Duty Officers Tackle Man in Domestic Dispute

By Adria Goins – bio|email

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – A Shreveport man has been arrested after passerby's stopped him from allegedly attacking his girlfriend in a restaurant parking lot. KSLA captured the incident on camera.

Police said Calvin Morrison, 24, trapped his girlfriend inside her car after ramming the back of her vehicle and trying to bash in her car window. The situation could have turned ugly until witnesses stepped in to offer help.

Freddie Clinton and Jermaine Babers were stopped at the intersection of Hearne and Kings Highway when the two off-duty Shreveport police officers spotted the alleged attack. Morrison

"We saw him outside his car trying to bust the window out. We saw him back his car up and then ram her car," said Babers.

The two men identified themselves as police officers and that was when Morrison allegedly tried to get away but was tackled to the ground by the officers. An off-duty airport police officer arrived with handcuffs until the Shreveport police made it to the scene to make an arrest.

It turned out that Morrison had four misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. He has been charged with two felonies for Thursday's incident. The issue that has become most concerning to police was that Morrison's actions displayed domestic violence. It was a situation that could have been much worse for the brave patrolmen.

"When the officers see this happening they really don't know what's going on but they know that they've got to take some type of action or someone may get hurt," said Bill Goodin, Shreveport Public Information officer.

Morrison was taken to the Caddo Correctional Center. Allegedly, the fight between Morrison and his girlfriend started over a cell phone.

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