WANTED: Kiemond Phillips, 16, of Bossier City, one count of attempted second-degree murder (Source: Bossier City Police Department)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -
A 16-year-old is being sought in connection with a shooting that sent a younger teenager to the hospital in critical condition.
Bossier City police have a warrant to arrest Kiemond Phillips, of Bossier City, on a charge of attempted second-degree murder, city spokesman Mark Natale said.
Phillips, who stands 5'3" tall and weighs about 183 pounds, is suspected of shooting a 14-year-old in the chest about 1 p.m. Saturday while the victim was sitting in a Mercury Grand Marquis in the driveway at his home in the 1200 block of Schex Drive in Bossier City.
"I was right over there," neighbor Bob Benefield said. "Just took the garbage out, and I heard the shot and I saw a white car going that way.
"But I didn't think nothing of it. I thought it was a firecracker or something down there, you know. So I just came on in."
The 14-year-old, whose name authorities are withhold because of his age, remains in critical but stable condition at at University Health in Shreveport, Natale said.
"I've just been praying for him and hoping that everything turns out okay," said neighbor Sonia Duffield.
She thinks the teen who was shot is the same one who helped her with her yard when she moved in only a few months ago.
He was a very sweet little boy. My heart just goes out to them."
Authorities ask anyone with any information about him or the shooting to contact Bossier Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 424-4100 or submitting a tip on the organization's website, bossiercrimestoppers.org.