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Police: Woman run down, pinned under SUV, killing her

21-year-old booked on charge of second-degree murder
BOOKED: Shameka Ellis, 20, of Shreveport, one count of second-degree murder [Source: Shreveport...
BOOKED: Shameka Ellis, 20, of Shreveport, one count of second-degree murder [Source: Shreveport Police Department]
Updated: Jul. 16, 2019 at 7:19 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a 21-year-old Minden woman who was struck by and pinned under an SUV that ran into the front door of a building during the lunch hour Tuesday in Shreveport.

A woman died when she was run down and pinned under an SUV in the 3600 block of Southern Avenue...
A woman died when she was run down and pinned under an SUV in the 3600 block of Southern Avenue in Shreveport during lunch hour July 16, police say.

Shameka Dollzetta Ellis, 21, of the 6900 block of Frazier Circle in Shreveport, was arrested at 1 p.m. then booked into the City Jail at 5:18 p.m. on a charge of second-degree murder, booking records show.

The charge stems from a deadly encounter about 12:40 p.m. in the 3600 block of Southern Avenue, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

Preliminary investigation indicates Minden resident Lou’Quandelyn Jaleece Hargrove and Ellis were arguing about a block from where Hargrove was struck.

Police Cpl. Marcus Hines said that argument became physical.

“At one point, one woman walked away from the confrontation. We are being told that she was pursued by a woman driving this black SUV.”

Hargrove then was hit by the Ford Expedition. “It appears that she was running away on foot when she was struck.”

The sport utility vehicle also ran into the entrance of the Circle K district office.

“Offender left roadway and ran over victim, pinning her between the wall of a building and underneath front tire,” the booking record narrative states.

The driver, whom police later identified as Ellis, fled “... and she was carrying a small child with her,” Hines said.

Police found her near Fairfield Avenue at Elmwood Street, less than a half-mile east of where Hargrove was killed.

“We are hoping that this is possibly the woman responsible for this tragic death,” Hines said.

Ellis had a toddler with her when police caught up with her in the 900 block of Elmwood.

In addition to the child, detectives learned that an unnamed male companion was in the Ford Expedition with Ellis at the time Hargrove was run over, Hines said.

Early on, authorities said Ellis and another person who was in the SUV were detained for questioning.

The child, who was not injured, was released to family members after being evaluated at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.

“No other persons face charges in the matter,” Hines said.

Investigators also will be checking surveillance cameras in the area, Hines added.

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