SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - An 18 year old man wanted in connection with a shooting in a Shreveport neighborhood last Sunday turned himself in after turning to KSLA News 12.
Demarcus Morris of Shreveport called the KSLA News 12 newsroom late Wednesday saying that he planned to surrender at police headquarters. He said he heard his name was aired on the evening news and that police had a warrant out for his arrest.
Morris, however, said he's innocent.
"I know I ain't did it," he told reporter Jonathan McCall. "I ain't did nothing."
But police, apparently, believe he did. They put out an alert Wednesday afternoon, naming him as a suspect in the shooting of Orlando "Sam" Foster, 25.
Officers at the scene at Midway and Jewella last Sunday said that someone had fired at least 16 rounds with an assault rifle at a car where Foster was sitting. He was struck several times in his body, including in his chest.
Earlier this week, a spokesperson at LSU hospital told KSLA News 12 Foster was in critical condition. However, during a check Thursday morning, a nursing supervisor said there was no information available on a patient by that name.
Following his surrender, Morris was taken to the Shreveport City Jail where he was charged with one count of attempted first degree murder.