Teen shot in head has died and been identified; witnesses sought

Teenage passenger dies hours after being shot in his head

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A 17-year-old died hours after being shot in his head while riding in a vehicle.

And the Caddo coroner’s office has identified him as Deveonte Jeter.

He was shot about 1 a.m. July 9 in Shreveport’s Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood.

Officers arrived to discover Jeter suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his head.

He was transported to Ochsner LSU Health, the Shreveport hospital where the coroner’s office says he was pronounced dead at 10:36 a.m. the same date.

An autopsy has been ordered at Ochsner.

Investigators say, after collecting evidence, they learned the teen was riding in the passenger seat of a small SUV when an someone in an unknown vehicle started shooting toward the SUV near David Raines Road at Peach Street.

Detectives are on the lookout for additional witnesses and ask that anyone with any information about the homicide to come forward.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or via its P3Tips app.

Crime Stoppers will pay $2,000 for information leading to the identity and arrest of those person(s) responsible for this crime.

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