Woman fighting for her life after being shot

Police arrest man suspected of shooting his child’s mother during a domestic dispute

Woman fighting for her life after being shot
A woman was shot in her upper torso during a domestic dispute outside a residence in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue in Shreveport the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 17. (Source: Kenley Hargett/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A woman is in serious condition after being shot during a domestic dispute in Shreveport, authorities say.

And the man who is suspected of shooting her is in the Shreveport City Jail.

Woman shot in her chest; man accused of attempted first-degree murder

“During a verbal argument over a child, the subject produced a .22 revolver and shot the victim once in the upper chest,” says the narrative logged when Brandon Richardson was booked into Shreveport City Jail.

The 31-year-old Shreveport man still had the handgun when officers arrived at the scene of the shooting, police Cpl. Glen Heckard said.

Richardson immediately was detained. And after being questioned about the shooting of his child’s mother, he was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, then booked into the lockup at 5:57 p.m. on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

The shooting occurred about 2:14 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

The woman confronted the man on the porch after she and another man drove to the residence, according to the incident report.

During the confrontation, the man on the porch allegedly pulled out a gun and shot her in her chest, the report states.

Woman shot in her chest when she confronts her child's father

The woman was taken to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport. Authorities have described her condition as life-threatening.

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