BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - The wounded suspect in the Bossier City officer-involved shooting is now in jail after being released from the hospital.
Bossier City Police say the shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. on April 16 during a traffic stop at Barksdale Boulevard at Westgate Drive.
Bossier City authorities say Sgt. Kenneth Johnson stopped the Chevrolet Camaro being driven by 17-year-old Nathan Clay Birdwell of Sarepta, LA. Authorities reported the car was stopped at a red light going the wrong direction.
Wortham was taken to University Health, where he was in critical but stable condition. Authorities said his wound did not appear to be life-threatening. Birdwell and the officer were not injured.
In addition to an attempted first-degree murder charge, Wortham faces 1 count each of convicted felon in possession of a firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon with drugs, possession of schedule I, possession of schedule II and prohibited acts with drug paraphernalia. Birdwell was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession.