SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A man was fatally shot after confronting someone about a stolen car, authorities say.
Investigators think the victim, who is believed to be 19 years old, was a passenger in a vehicle that came under fire Tuesday evening at Hearne Avenue at Midway Avenue in Shreveport.
The man was being driven on Hearne Avenue when he and his driver spotted a blue Lincoln, possibly a Town Car, that they believed to have been one that they had reported as stolen, police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.
“They confronted those persons inside that vehicle, which led, according to reports, to the people inside the stolen vehicle firing multiple shots at the victim and the driver of the car that’s here at the scene behind me,” he said as he stood in the 7100 block of Gregory Street.
That’s where the victim was driven after having been shot in his upper body, Hines said.
Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 7100 block of Gregory Street at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
“We are still searching for the actual crime scene, which is believed to be at the intersection of Hearne Avenue and Midway.”
The fact that children were in the stolen vehicle when the gunfire erupted makes the crime “... even more egregious,” Hines added.
Authorities urge anyone with any information about the homicide to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373, visiting the organization’s website, lockemup.org, or using the P3 Tips app.
The nonprofit pays cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for crimes.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.