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7 arrested following shots fired in Chimi V’s parking lot

Image from the scene at Chimi V's.
Image from the scene at Chimi V's.(KSLA)
Updated: May. 20, 2021 at 12:28 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Seven people were arrested after shots were fired in the parking lot of Chimi V’s in Bossier City around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, according to police.

An off-duty Bossier City police detective was driving through the area when she witnessed the gunfire. She began following a suspect vehicle until marked police units arrived in the area.

Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to pull over, fleeing through the Patricia Park and the Barksdale Annex neighborhoods before crashing the vehicle on Burchett Street and Evans Street.

Image from the scene on Burchett and Evan Street.
Image from the scene on Burchett and Evan Street.(KSLA)

The four people inside the vehicle were taken into custody. No one was hit by the gunfire and it is unclear who the intended target was.

During the investigation, detectives determined that the three suspects at the apartment complex and the four suspects in the vehicle fired shots at each other. No one was injured, but several vehicles at the apartment complex were struck by gunfire.

Bossier City police arrested all seven suspects on charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of weapons. The driver of the suspect vehicle is also charged with aggravated flight from an officer. Five guns were seized during the investigation.

Those arrested at the apartments are Lamarcus Taylor, Dennis Taylor and Malik Tayler. The occupants of the vehicle who were arrested are Tristan Manning (driver), Jakaldrick Thomas, Craigdrick King and Javious Lafear.

The incident remains under investigation.

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