Deadly shooting outside Bossier City pawn shop

Bossier homicide outside a pawn shop

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - The Bossier Cty Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Cash n’ A Flash pawn shop located in the 4600 block of East Texas Street.

At approximately 3:20 p.m. a state trooper was flagged down in response to a possible shooting. Bossier City police, along with the Bossier City Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Officials say two men were engaged in an argument that escalated to a violent encounter. One man produced a handgun before shooting the other individual.

Bossier City firefighters pronounced the man dead upon arriving to the scene.

Colton Matthews, 23, of Bossier City was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Joe Williams, Jr., 65.

Colton Matthews, 23
Colton Matthews, 23 (Source: Bossier City Police Dept.)

Matthews was booked into the Bossier City jail, with bond set at $500,000.

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