Shreveport patrol officer accused of attempted murder

He was off duty when he allegedly shot a man in one of his legs during an argument in the 9100 block of Bushnell Lane

Shreveport police officer charged with attempted second-degree murder

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A Shreveport police patrol officer is behind bars following a shooting early Wednesday morning.

Darius Jarod Morris, 27, of Shreveport, faces a charge of attempted second-degree murder. He was not on duty at the time of the shooting.

Patrol Officer Darius Morris faces a charge of attempted second-degree murder. He was not on duty at the time of the incident.
Patrol Officer Darius Morris faces a charge of attempted second-degree murder. He was not on duty at the time of the incident. (Source: SPD)

Officers were called just before 5 a.m. to the 9100 block of Bushnell Lane. Upon arrival, they found 27-year-old Reginald Jones with a gunshot wound to his leg. His injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

Following an investigation, police were able to identify Morris as the alleged gunman. Detectives learned that Jones and Morris were arguing and that led to the shooting.

Jones was sent to a Shreveport hospital for the treatment of his injuries.

Morris was arrested at 9:50 a.m. then booked into Shreveport City Jail at 10:25 a.m. then Caddo Detention Center at 4:18 p.m. on a charge of attempted second-degree murder, booking records show. His bond has been set at $250,000.

“I am extremely disappointed in the senseless actions of this officer. As public servants, we are sworn to serve and protect; and this violates the oath that we all take when donning the badge. We work very hard as a department to reduce gun violence in our city; and Officer Morris’ actions will not be tolerated.”
— Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond

Morris has been with the Shreveport Police Department since July 2016.

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