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Suspect identified, wanted in New Year's Day shooting

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WANTED: Shauncey Bates, 36 (Source: Shreveport Police Department) WANTED: Shauncey Bates, 36 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A warrant has been issued for a suspect in the New Year's Day shooting of a man in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood.

It happened around 10:45 a.m. in the 2600 block of Lillian Street. Shreveport Police Detective Rod Demery says the victim was shot 5 or 6 times. The victim, now identified as 40-year-old Orlando Debrow, was taken to University Health Shreveport. He is expected to survive.

Police believe the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Debrow and his accused shooter, who police have identified as 36-year-old Shauncey Bates of Shreveport. A warrant has been issued for Bates' arrest, charging him with a single count of attempted second degree murder. Bates' bond is set at $350,000.

Neighbors reactions to the shooting ranged from confusion to expectation, like Linden Bathune, who has lived in his Lillian St. home for 40 years.

According to Bathune, when he and his wife heard several bangs on Wednesday morning, they knew right away, the noise wasn't coming from fire works.  "You could tell something severe was going because you could hear one person in the yard screaming 'Oh my God!'" said Bathune.

 A man who didn't want to be identified tells KSLA News 12 that it was his brother who was hit.
"I walked over there, told them to go home and I was walking down the street, [that's when] I heard four shots."

"There's somebody who absolutely knows what's going on, because a lot of the neighbors were outside, as the shooting occurred," said Bathune and explained the neighborhood violence is something he is getting tired of. "Police have picked up their patrols and everything, it's just a bad area, it's just a bad area bad elements and that's it."
     
Even though Bathune has a sentimental attachment to his home, "It's my mother's house, I grew up here as a young teen and refused to get rid of it," he explained that this latest shooting has him seriously thinking of leaving the neighborhood. "With all of this going on, my wife, she's had enough. I think in order to keep her safe, I will move."

Anyone with information about this crime or the whereabouts of Bates are urged to contact Shreveport Police Violent Crimes detectives at (318) 673-6955 or Caddo Crimestoppers at (318) 673-7373 or on their website at www.lockemup.org.

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