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Shreveport police nab three men for drug-related armed robbery

Alex Anderson, 24; Tedric Ratcliff, 21; and Gerald Washington (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Alex Anderson, 24; Tedric Ratcliff, 21; and Gerald Washington (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

An alleged drug-related robbery lands two men behind bars but also leaves the victim also facing charges.

Shreveport police were called out just after 1 a.m. Monday to a home on Jamison Street for a reported attack where one man was reportedly armed with a handgun.

Officers tried to make contact with the parties inside but were unable to. Believing there to beextenuatingg circumstances, police went into the house and found Alex Anderson, 24, and Tedric Ratcliff, 21.

They were later charged with armed robbery with a firearm.

And the man beaten up is identified as Gerald Washington. Police said he was attacked in his front yard and then force inside his home by Anderson and Ratcliff. They then beat him up and demanded drugs and money from him, police said.

Police said they found two handguns inside the house along with a small amount of marijuana.

Washington, who suffered minor injuries from the beating, was charged with possession of marijuana. Ratcliff was also booked on a series of unrelated traffic warrants.

Police say it all may have stems from a drug deal. They were all booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

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