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28-year-old woman found dead at apartment complex with gunshot wounds in head, chest identified; suspect arrested

A 29-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment at the South Port Apartments on Mansfield...
A 29-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment at the South Port Apartments on Mansfield Road in Shreveport, La. on Friday, June 4, 2021.(KSLA)
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 4:54 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Emergency responders went to the scene of a deadly shooting in Shreveport Friday afternoon.

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s office identified the victim as Shameika Robison, 28. She was positively identified through fingerprint comparison.

An autopsy was ordered.

The incident happened late in the afternoon on Friday, June 4 around 4:15 p.m. in the 9300 block of Mansfield Road at the South Port Apartments.

At least half a dozen units with the Shreveport Police Department initially responded to the scene.

Family members reported that they were unable to get in contact with Robison for a couple of days and were concerned about her.

A 29-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment at the South Port Apartments on Mansfield...
A 29-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment at the South Port Apartments on Mansfield Road in Shreveport, La. on Friday, June 4, 2021.(KSLA)

Police say they were called out to the complex for a welfare check and found the door to the victim’s apartment open; she was located inside dead, with gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

Police say they’re not sure how long she has been dead, but she was active on Facebook as of 19 hours ago.

Investigators responded to the scene to collect evidence and interview witnesses. Investigators identified Robison’s boyfriend, Benjamin Franklin, 23, as the person they believed responsible for her death.

Franklin was taken into custody at his home without incident. He was also identified by detectives with the Tactical Robbery Unit as a possible suspect in an armed robbery of a Circle K on Youree Drive on May 6.

Benjamin Franklin, 23
Benjamin Franklin, 23(Shreveport Police)

Franklin was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of second degree murder and one count of armed robbery with a firearm.

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