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Attempted murder suspect caught after standoff

Jimmy Ray Durden, 23 (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Jimmy Ray Durden, 23 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
Sameka Morris, 22 (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Sameka Morris, 22 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

Shreveport Police confirm that the suspect surrounded by SWAT and U.S. Marshals at a home in Shreveport's Newcastle subdivision Monday has been taken into custody.

Jimmy Durden, 23, was wanted for two counts of attempted first-degree murder in a shooting in August that left two injured in Shreveport's Sunset Acres subdivision.

The Shreveport Police Department's Special Response Team along with agents from the U.S. Marshals Task Force surrounded the home in the 9400 block of Moray Drive in Shreveport's Newcastle subdivision shortly after 3 p.m., after police attempted to serve a warrant and the suspect barricaded himself inside.

Authorities say Durden kept officers at bay for a good portion of the afternoon, refusing to exit the residence. Following continued efforts on the parts of law enforcement officials, Durden eventually emerged from the home ending the nearly two hour ordeal.

Police had been looking for Durden since he was named as a suspect in a shooting that occurred on August 22 in Shreveport's Sunset Acres neighborhood, during which an adult male and a 15-year-old juvenile were shot. Police said they considered Durden armed and dangerous.

He is now in custody on two counts of attempted first degree murder as well as a third outstanding warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

A female, Sameka Morris, was also inside the home. Police say Morris faces one charge of accessory to attempted first-degree murder.

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