Caddo coroner: Elderly W. Shreveport man's death a homicide

Caddo coroner: Elderly W. Shreveport man's death a homicide

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The death of an elderly west Shreveport man is being investigated by Shreveport police as a homicide.

The Caddo coroner's office said an autopsy was performed Monday on the body of 81-year-old William Hines. While it was the coroner's office that confirmed the homicide investigation, police said it appeared Hines had suffered a stab wound to his upper body.

Family members of Hines found his body in his home in the 2400 block of Parham Dr. just after 1 p.m. Sunday.

The discovery on Father's Day in the otherwise quiet neighborhood on left neighbors feeling concerned and unsettled.

Although neighbors said the neighborhood generally is crime-free, police records reveal that officers had been called to the home five times within the past 6 months, not including Sunday's calls.

Of those five calls, two are listed as home burglaries, another as a vehicle burglary, as well as a structure alarm and a 911 hangup.

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