Naked shooting suspect arrested after falling off roof of Bossier City home
Manhunt began after he allegedly shot a man in both of his legs during a robbery in a Foster Street residence
BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) — Bossier City police arrested a shooting suspect, ending a manhunt, after he reportedly fell of the roof of a residence. He reportedly was naked when they found him.
Officers responded to reports of the shooting in the 2700 block of Foster Street about 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.
A man with gunshot wounds to both of his legs was found inside the residence there, police say. Officers immediately applied tourniquets and requested medical assistance. He was sent to a Shreveport-Bossier City hospital for treatment of injuries that are not life-threatening.
Meantime, the block was shut down for hours as police searched for the suspect, later identified as Jeremy Michael Moore. He was taken into custody around 4 p.m. after climbing onto the roof of a vacant house on Lamar Street.
A safe was recovered at the Foster Street scene, as well as clothes that belong Moore. Police said two guns were recovered at the house but they believed the suspect still was armed.
Investigators with the Violent Crimes Unit said the shooting stemmed from an armed robbery. They believe the incident was not a random act and that the suspect and victim knew each other.
After the shooting, Moore ran west toward the Red River, according to police Lt. Bart Cavanaugh. A neighbor spotted the suspect hiding out under his carport and alerted authorities. They said he was wearing shorts and tennis shoes but no shirt at the time.
The surrounding area was secured by patrol officers and officers from the Special Operations Services. The area was also checked by K-9 units, but the suspect was not immediately located until later in the afternoon.
“We have this area locked down,” Cavanaugh said earlier. “We have drones in the air, we’re seeing if we can locate him. A K-9 is doing a track right now.”
Moore faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery and armed robbery with a firearm. Officials said his bonds total $620,000.
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