One man is dead after being shot in the back Tuesday night.

Shortly after 8:00 PM Tuesday night Shreveport Police were called to the 2900 block of Milam in reference to a shots fire call.

When Patrol Officers arrived at the scene they found Bennie Ray Thomas shot in the back.

Thomas was transported to LSU where he was rushed to the Operating Room. Thomas succumbed to his wound shortly before 2:00 AM.

According to witnesses Thomas was approached by an individual who began shooting at Thomas.

An individual with Thomas ran to a local grocery store and called the police.

Detectives are still trying to determine who shot Thomas and why. Anyone who has any information should contact the Shreveport police department at 673-7373.