Shreveport Police Arrest Man For Injuring Elderly Woman During Purse Theft

Shreveport police have captured a suspect in a purse snatching that sent the elderly victim to the hospital.

It happened around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Super One Foods at the corner of Hearne Avenue and Waggoner.

Police say John Beckett pulled-up next to Ida Stephens and pulled Stephens by her purse to his car.

Stephens suffered a serious head wound.

Beckett now faces a charge of 2nd degree robbery.