By Brittany Pieper – email
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Police are one step closer to finding the man who they say is responsible for dragging an officer down the street during a traffic stop. The original traffic stop happened near the intersection of Hearne and Missouri street.
Police say officer Jimmie Minor tried to pull the suspect over, but when Minor asked him to get out of the car he took off dragging the officer 30 to 40 yards. Minor suffered minor injuries, including road rash.
On Friday morning, Police were able to find the 1991 Black Volvo they had been searching for near the abandoned John B. Atkins Library. Shreveport Police is still searching for the driver of the car.
The Volvo is currently at the Police impound lot at Shreveport Central Storage where investigators hope to find something that will help them identify the suspect.
"Our crime scene investigators will process the vehicle for any evidence that the detectives might think that they need, or any evidence that they observe. Anything that would be helpful to this case, they'll collect," said Bill Goodin with the Shreveport Police Department.
Police describe the man as a black male, about 6 feet tall, who appeared to be in his 40s with facial hair.
Police are still working to determine who owns the car, and if they were the person driving or if someone else was behind the wheel.