Coroner names woman found dead in MLK neighborhood; suspect charged

Coroner names woman found dead in MLK neighborhood; suspect charged
A shooting was reported Friday, March 5, 2021 near David Raines Road and 7th Street in Shreveport. (Source: KSLA)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Shreveport police have charged a man in connection to a deadly shooting that occurred in the MLK neighborhood on Friday, Mar. 5.

Gilbert Fullerwood Jr., 49, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.

After following numerous leads, evidence led detectives to conclude that Fullerwood allegedly shot the victim multiple times, resulting in her death.

Police responded to reports of a fatal shooting just after 9 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 5.

According to dispatch records, the shooting happened on David Raines Road at 7th Street. That’s in the Martin Luther King neighborhood.

SPD responding to reported fatal shooting

Lt. Yanzandt with the Shreveport Police Department says they got the call Friday morning that a person had found a body. Police responded and found a 39-year-old female who was dead from apparent gunshot wounds. It’s unclear at this time how long the woman had been dead when she was found.

The Caddo Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Kellee C. Grant, 39, of Shreveport. She was positively identified through fingerprint comparison. An autopsy will be performed.

The investigation is ongoing.

A fatal shooting was reported Friday, March 5, 2021 near the intersection of David Raines Road and 7th Street in Shreveport.
A fatal shooting was reported Friday, March 5, 2021 near the intersection of David Raines Road and 7th Street in Shreveport. (Source: KSLA)

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