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Suspect in Villa Marquis shooting surrenders, arrested

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Cornelious Jones, 32 (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Cornelious Jones, 32 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
Schnelle Speed, 31, was shot in the upper body while sitting in a car at the Villa Marquis aparments on Friday night. Schnelle Speed, 31, was shot in the upper body while sitting in a car at the Villa Marquis aparments on Friday night.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A suspect is now in police custody following a weekend shooting that injured a local man and sent a Shreveport woman to the hospital.

Shreveport police say 32-year-old Cornelious Jones turned himself in at the Shreveport City Jail just before 9:30 Sunday morning for his alleged role in the Friday night shooting that seriously injured 31-year-old Schnelle Speed.  

Speed, who is now recovering at a local hospital, was apparently shot in the upper body Friday night around 9:30 p.m. as she and a male acquaintance sat inside a car that was parked at an apartment complex located in the 7100 block of Janey Street.

The man with Speed at the time of the shooting, identified as 27-year-old Demarco Ferguson, was reportedly being struck in the head with a firearm. He was not seriously injured, and police say both victims are expected to recover.
 
During the early stages of the investigation, authorities with the Shreveport Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit had gathered information linking Jones to the crime.  

Cornelious Jones was interviewed by detectives after showing up at the jail following his arrival at the jail was interviewed by detectives and now faces charges of Attempted Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery.

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