21-year-old dies after being shot in Lakeside; victim identified
He was shot at least once in his head and once in his neck, police spokesman says
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A 21-year-old man has died after having been shot in his head and his neck in Shreveport.
He was found on a sidewalk near Milam Street at Missouri Avenue in the city’s Lakeside neighborhood, police say.
The man was identified by the coroner’s office Monday, July 19 as Demond Lavatay Washington, 21. He died at a Shreveport hospital around 8:50 p.m. Sunday night. He was positively identified through fingerprint comparison; an autopsy has been ordered.
The shooting was reported to Shreveport Fire Department medics at 8:27 p.m. Sunday, July 18, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
A minute later, Shreveport police initially dispatched eight units to the scene on Milam between Hearne and Missouri avenues.
“Violent Crimes and Crime Scene Investigators were summoned to the scene. Investigators combed the area for evidence and attempted to locate witnesses as details remain limited. This is an ongoing investigation,” reads a news release from SPD.
Authorities urge anyone with any information about this shooting to call Shreveport police detectives at 318-673-7300 or 318-673-6955. Or contact Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers by calling 318-673-7373, using the organization’s website or using the P3 Tips app to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers will pay a minimum of $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.
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