BCPD believes road rage a factor in fatal shooting in WK Bossier parking lot; victim identified

Authorities detain the man whom police say fired the gun
Ramsey Akes, 23, is charged with first degree murder following the shooting death of a...
Ramsey Akes, 23, is charged with first degree murder following the shooting death of a 65-year-old woman in Willis-Knighton Bossier's parking lot.(Bossier City Police | KSLA)
Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 8:02 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2021 at 12:44 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) — The Bossier City Police Department has identified the victim who died in a fatal shooting outside a Willis-Knighton hospital in Bossier City.

The victim was identified as 65-year-old Cynthia Walker. Walker was a resident of Bossier City.

Ramsey Akes, 23, is charged with first-degree murder. He was booked and is being held on a $275,000 bond.

There was some type of altercation involving the two and that encounter led the man to shoot the woman several times, authorities say. Police believe road rage may be a factor in this incident.

The shooting happened a little after 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 in a parking lot on the Willis-Knighton Bossier campus.

An off-duty Bossier City police officer was working at the hospital at the time. Another officer was on routine patrol in the parking lot when the altercation occurred.

UPDATE: The woman shot in Bossier City hospital parking lot has died >>https://bit.ly/3vTg7nF

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The two law officers applied a tourniquet and rendered aid to the wounded woman until she was taken to Ochsner LSU Health. The woman was pronounced dead at the Shreveport hospital.

It was about 9 p.m. when KSLA News 12′s Chandler Watkins was informed that Walker had died.

Investigators still are in the early stages of sorting out how the shooting happened and what happened in the moments leading up to the deadly encounter.

Detectives on the scene were interviewing witnesses. And the “... male who was taken into custody” was being interviewed at the police station, police Lt. Bart Cavanaugh said.

Officials at Willis-Knighton say the incident did not involve the hospital or any of its personnel.

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