SPD: Suspect identified in 2010 cold case murder

SPD: Suspect identified in 2010 cold case murder

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport "cold case" is hot again, now that evidence in an unsolved murder has been linked to a suspect.

25-year-old Surcorey Odums is now wanted for second degree murder in the shooting death of 41-year-old James Pouncy.

Pouncy was found suffering numerous gunshot wounds while sitting inside his SUV at the intersection of Wallace Avenue and Fuller Street in Shreveport on February 11, 2010.

He later died of his injuries. Shreveport Police detectives launched an investigation, but it stalled over lack of evidence that would have allowed a suspect in the murder to be formally named.

The break came in May of 2013, when a .40 caliber handgun recovered in an unrelated undercover operation was linked to Pouncy's murder. Following that lead, detectives say they were then able to link the recovered weapon to Odums.

Police say Odums, who is currently incarcerated in another jurisdiction on unrelated charges, had told police in previous interviews that he and Pouncy had been involved in an ongoing dispute just days before Pouncy's death.

When Odums was interviewed again Shreveport Police Violent Crimes Detectives about the gun and his possible involvement in Pouncy's death, investigators say they were able to establish probable cause linking Odums to the murder.

He will be extradited back to Shreveport. Bond has been set at $250,000.

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