Shreveport police say 28-year-old Tadarian Summage of Shreveport was found Friday just after 2:15 p.m. shot to death in a car that had come to a stop on southbound I-49 near Kings Hwy. (Source: KSLA News 12)
Shreveport police had the roadway blocked off at Ockley Drive at Southern Avenue. (Source: Nick Lawton/KSLA News 12)
Shootings: Youree Drive at East Dalzell Street at 2:05 p.m., Interstate 49 at Kings Highway at 2:15 p.m. and Ockley Drive at St Vincent Avenue at 2:24 p.m. (Source: Google Maps)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Shreveport Police have identified a local man shot and killed Friday evening in a shootout along a stretch of Interstate 49 last week.
Shreveport police say 28-year-old Tadarian Summage of Shreveport was found Friday just after 2:15 p.m. shot to death in a car that had come to a stop on southbound I-49 between the Kings Highway entrance ramp and the Hollywood Avenue exit ramp. Summage had been shot in the head.
A second victim, 27-year-old Orlando Powell, also of Shreveport, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken by ambulance to University Health with what was described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Now, Shreveport police say preliminary information gathered at the scene by Violent Crimes investigators suggested that Summage was driving his car along Interstate 49 near Kings Highway when another car pulled alongside and opened fire, mortally wounding Summage.
Police believe two or more unidentified male occupants inside Summage's vehicle at the time of the shooting fled before police arrived.
Authorities were told a white Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck with tinted windows may have fired the shots into Summage's vehicle. Police say they are still working to confirm those reports.
At this point, police have not identified any suspects in the case and no motive for the shooting has been established.