Coroner IDs two victims killed in overnight shootings

Coroner IDs two victims killed in overnight shootings
(Source: KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish Coroner has identified both of the men killed in Tuesday’s early morning shootings.

The first shooting was reported just after 1:00 a.m. Tuesday. Cleo D. Thomas, 22, was found lying face down behind some trees at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Corbitt Street.

Officers tell KSLA News 12 that the victim had multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries, where he later died.

Detectives were able to find shell casings in the area of the shooting. They are also reviewing the area for possible surveillance footage.

Officers believe the victim was shot with an AK-47 rifle.

The second shooting was reported just before 4:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Shreveport police responded to calls regarding a shooting in the 4000 block of Mayfield Street. That’s between Broadway Avenue and Kelley Key Street.

The Caddo Parish Coroner has identified the man as Willie D. Reed, 42. Initially police did not know his identity.

Reed had one gunshot wound to the lower body. He was sent to a Shreveport hospital where he later died.

No one has been charged in either shooting. Shell casings have been recovered from each scene.

Officers are working to determine if the shootings are linked. Both men were identified through fingerprint comparison.

Both men will undergo autopsies at a local hospital.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at: (318) 673-7373 or visit to leave a tip online. CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for these crimes.

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