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Arrest made after deadly shooting outside Shreveport liquor store

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Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 2:12 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2021 at 9:39 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) —- A Shreveport man is in custody in Texas after a deadly shooting outside a liquor store in Shreveport.

Javoria Sherman, 26, the victim in this shooting, was positively identified through fingerprint comparison, the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office reports.

Police say they responded to the homicide at King Liquor in the 4300 block of Hilry Huckaby Drive just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.

Preliminary investigation shows Sherman and 26-year-old James Earl Gray, of Shreveport, got into an argument outside the store, during which Gray reportedly drew a gun and shot Sherman. Authorities say Gray then fled in an SUV.

Sherman was taken to a local hospital, where he died a short time later.

SPD officials say investigators then identified Gray as the suspect. A warrant was issued for his arrest on a charge of second-degree murder. No bond has been set at this time.

Gray was taken into custody in Nacogdoches, Texas. Booking records there show he lives in the 2000 block of Mattie Avenue in Shreveport. He is awaiting extradition back to Caddo Parish.

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