Shreveport police release name of victim in Thursday's shooting

Shreveport police release name of victim in Thursday's shooting

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police have released the identity of a man that was killed in Thursday's afternoon shooting and are looking for the shooter or shooters involved.

Randy Taylor, 30, was shot just before 6:30 p.m. Officers were called to a home in the 900 block of Ascalon Street in regards to a shooting, according to a news release from Shreveport Police spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines.

Police say that from the information they gathered, they believe Taylor was shot by multiple shooters.

Officers on the scene learned that Taylor had been moved from the home by a private vehicle to bring him to a hospital.

He was taken by ambulance from the parking lot of a Family Dollar in the 7400 block of Line Avenue to University Health where he later died.

While investigating, police found two semi-automatic rifles that were reportedly thrown into an abandoned residence in the 900 block of Palestine Street. Police believe those weapons were used in the shooting.

Also, investigators arrested Tarray Latson,29, who lives in the 900 block of Ascalon Street after a search of his home uncovered nearly 25 grams of marijuana. Police have not charged Latson in the shooting, but authorities believe that the drugs were a factor in the shooting.

The case remains under investigation.

CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identity of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 318-673-7373 or visit their website at

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