Police say DNA evidence links man to 2017 vehicle burglary

Police say DNA evidence links man to 2017 vehicle burglary

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man is in police custody after his DNA reportedly linked him to the scene of a vehicle burglary that happened more than a year ago.

Demarcus Washington, 42, is charged with one count of simple burglary and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

In January 2017, Shreveport police responded to the corner of Travis and Edwards street on a vehicle burglary call.

Officers at the scene learned that the car's owner left it for an hour when he returned to find his window broken and his guns and other items missing from inside.

DNA was collected from the scene.

Authorities say it matched Jan. 24 with Washington, who was already in Caddo Correctional Center.

Officers went to Washington's home in the 700 block of Melody Lane. They were able to recover some of the victim's property, but the firearms had already been sold.

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