Arrest made in Popeye’s shooting

Arrest made in Popeye’s shooting
Derrick Stringer mugshot (Source: Shreveport Police Dept.)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - An arrest has been made in the shooting incident that left one man fighting for his life last night.

Police arrested Derrick Stringer, 23, Thursday, May 21, at a residence in the 9100 block of Southwood Drive. Stringer was charged with attempted second degree murder, possession of marijuana, illegal carrying of a weapon with a controlled substance, and illegal use of a controlled substance in the presence of persons under the age of 17.

Investigators believe Stringer and another man got into an argument. At some point, a gun was shown, and the victim got into a truck and tried to leave the scene. Stringer and at least one other person got in a car to chase the truck while shooting at it. The victim drove into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle causing them both to crash through a fence.

Two men were injured. One male, 64, was shot in the neck, and another male, 65, had an injury to his hand. Both men are expected to recover.

The arrest was made just after 8 p.m. Officers found the car believed to be involved in the shooting, two guns, and over 14 grams of marijuana.

More charges are expected to be added. Police believe there was at least one more person with Stringer. No bond has been set.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Shreveport Police Department at 318-673-6955 or 318-673-7300. Those wishing to remain anonymous can submit tips through Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373, lockemup.org, or via their app, P3Tips.

Copyright 2020 KSLA. All rights reserved.