Coroner IDs man shot by SPD officer; LSP shares new details about what led to encounter

Shreveport police were responding to a “loitering/trespassing” call when the shooting happened
SPD responded to a shooting on W. 70th Street.
SPD responded to a shooting on W. 70th Street.(KSLA)
Published: Sep. 11, 2021 at 9:09 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2021 at 11:42 PM CDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish coroner’s office has released the identity of the male suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in Shreveport’s Cedar Grove neighborhood.

He is 30-year-old Shreveport resident Desmond D. Lewis, the coroner’s office reports.

And Louisiana State Police released new information Sunday afternoon about what led to the deadly encounter the night of Saturday, Sept. 11.

Lewis was shot on West 70th Street at Linwood Avenue in Shreveport following a “loitering/trespassing” call. He was pronounced dead at the scene in the 400 block of West 70th at 7:52 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, the coroner’s office reports.

That’s west of Interstate 49 and near Linwood Public Charter School.

Caddo 911 dispatch records show 22 Shreveport police units responded to the call at around 7:34 p.m. Saturday.

Louisiana State Police troopers later arrived at the scene and confirmed they are investigating an officer-involved shooting.

Trooper Jonathan Odom, of Louisiana State Police, released the following statement Sunday, Sept. 12:

Authorities have not yet released the name of the officer involved in the shooting. Nor is there any immediate word from Shreveport Police Department on whether that officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the result of the investigation, as is standard in such investigations.

West 70th at Linwood was closed for the investigation Saturday night. That intersection has since been reopened.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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