SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police say they found two guns in the vehicle being driven by a suspect who was shot by at least one officer.
Police Cpl. Marcus Hines said late Tuesday night that the driver was in grave condition then confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the man had died.
Authorities have since identified the driver as 26-year-old Michael Eugene Ducote, of the 9800 block of Crow Road in Shreveport.
Ducote died just before 8 p.m. Tuesday at University Health in Shreveport, the coroner's office reports.
Officers were responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle when the situation escalated.
"As responding patrolmen were heading to the call, information was relayed to officers (that) the complainant's vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet Impala, was taken without his permission by a man known to him," says a statement Hines issued late Wednesday afternoon.
"The caller reported to police the suspect normally carried a gun."
The events started unfolding with a call at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday about a suspicious vehicle at Southern at Sheridan avenues, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
Twenty minutes later, Shreveport Fire Department sent five units to a medical emergency a half mile away at Line Avenue at Olive Street.
The Impala's driver, now identified as Ducote, refused to stop and led police on a brief chase that ended when the sedan crashed, authorities explained.
Police Chief Alan Crump has said that multiple shots were fired and that his officers took the actions necessary based on the situation.
Meantime, the officers involved in the shooting are on paid leave.
And booking records show 38-year-old Andrew J. Mulreany, of the 1800 block of Wells Island Road in Shreveport, remains in the City Jail.
He was a passenger who bailed out of the Impala when it crashed, police said.
Mulreany is charged with one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
He was arrested at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday then booked into jail at 10:10 p.m., booking records show.