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Two Shreveport deputy marshals rush to save man’s life following shooting

The shooting took place on Oct. 6 at the Sanctuary Apartments off Janey Street. Shreveport...
The shooting took place on Oct. 6 at the Sanctuary Apartments off Janey Street. Shreveport Deputy Marshal Chasen Swan was out serving warrants for the marshal’s department when he heard a shots fired call come in. Swan was just a few streets over when he rushed over to assist.
Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 7:50 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - One man’s quick thinking helped save the lives of two people following a shooting.

The shooting took place on Oct. 6 at the Sanctuary Apartments off Janey Street. Shreveport Deputy Marshal Chasen Swan was out serving warrants for the U.S. Marshals Service - Louisiana when he heard a shots fired call come in. Swan was just a few streets away when he rushed over to assist.

He was the first to arrive at the scene, his body camera capturing the panic of bystanders.

“As I made my way to him, he was lying on the ground and I was asking him where he was shot at,” Swan said.

He says he saw the man had been wounded in his upper chest. He took his glove and plugged the bullet hole, buying the gunshot victim some time.

“I could tell the shock of being shot and the stress and blood loss,” Swan said.

As things seemed dire, help was on the way from a familiar face. Swan’s brother, Lance, also a deputy marshal, was serving warrants when he heard his brother’s call for help.

Ultimately, a chest seal bought the victim some time until EMS could arrive and get the victim to a hospital.

Chasen credits the training from the marshals office for his quick thinking and life-saving techniques.

“Out here on the streets, we all have a moral obligation to save people’s lives if we can to the best of our ability,” Swan said.

He went on to say that no thank you note is necessary. Instead, a full recovery is gratitude enough. Swan did pay a visit to check on the man with life-threatening injuries.

Two people were shot that day, and both victims survived.

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