CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) — A Shreveport resident is the man who was fatally shot in his head on Interstate 49 near Gilliam, the Caddo coroner’s office reports.
Allen Wesley Jefferson, 41, was shot about 2 p.m. Sunday. He was taken to Ochsner LSU Health, the Shreveport hospital where he died at 3:55 p.m. the same day.
A Bossier City man faces charges in connection with Jefferson’s death.
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office says Jefferson was in a car with family members headed north on I-49 when he got into an argument with his 21-year-old nephew Traveion Fields.
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Officials say Fields pulled out a gun and shot Jefferson in the back of his head. After the shooting, the driver turned around to take Jefferson to the hospital. Fields reportedly jumped out of the car near North Forty Loop, where he went to a house and called the Sheriff’s Office.
Fields later was arrested in the 1600 block of North Forty Loop and booked into Caddo Correctional on a charge of second-degree murder.