SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — There have been at least three other shootings, including one that was fatal, at or near the Shreveport liquor store where a man was gunned down Monday night.
A day after that homicide, City Council members again found themselves discussing how to combat crime. Some suggested adding more lighting and more cameras throughout the city.
“I have talked to the chief technology officer and (Police) Chief Ben Raymond about putting cameras up around the city,” Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins said. “They’re doing an analysis right now, and they’re going to get back to me with a price tag and the legalities of it.”
Many council members agreed with the idea of more surveillance and better lighting throughout the city.
District C’s John Nickelson pointed out that the city has been implementing measures to ensure safety near liquor stores. “You may recall, in 2019, the council did implement legislation to require all liquor stores to have HD video cameras on the inside and outside of their stores.”
In addition, at the previous City Council meeting, council members unanimously voted in favor of an ordinance that requires liquor stores to be closed between midnight and 8 a.m.
It was 8:59 p.m. Monday when first responders were summoned to Grab-N-Go Liquor Store in the 4900 block of Mansfield Road. That’s in Shreveport’s Werner Park neighborhood.
Officers on the scene said 28-year-old Travante Tramaine Myles was shot multiple times as he left the business. He later died at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport, police have confirmed.
Investigators believe that the shooter was in the store parking lot and that he left in a vehicle, possibly a black Ford sedan.
On Tuesday, they shared surveillance camera images of that car and two men, including the suspected gunman.
No arrest has been made.
Police on Tuesday released the following surveillance camera images of two men and a car being sought in connection with a fatal shooting Monday night in Shreveport:
Authorities urge anyone with any information about the homicide to call Shreveport police at (318) 673-7300.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of those responsible for this crime.