Suspect arrested in fatal West Shreveport shooting, victim identified
Anton Cooley, 41 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
41-year-old Karen Johnson's body was discovered in the driveway and under the carport of a home in the 3600 block of Valley View Drive late Monday night.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
A Shreveport man is behind bars in connection with the fatal shooting of a local woman Monday night in West Shreveport.
Anton Cooley, 41, is charged with second degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Karen Johnson.
Officers were first called to Red Bud Lane around 9:20 p.m. for a report of shots fired in the area. When they arrived, witnesses told police that they heard a woman screaming and then at least one gunshot.
The woman's body was discovered in the driveway and under the carport of a home in the 3600 block of Valley View Drive, about a block away.
According to police booking details, Johnson had been shot in the head. Detectives and crime scene investigators gathered evidence that they say led them to Cooley as a suspect. Authorities believe Cooley and Johnson were involved in an ongoing romantic relationship and Cooley shot her during a domestic dispute.
Police say Cooley was taken into custody without incident shortly after police got a tip on his whereabouts.