Shots fired at Shreveport police vehicle during chase; suspect in custody
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Police remain on the scene following an incident where someone opened fire at a Shreveport police vehicle during a chase.
Lavonta Smith, 24, is charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated flight from a police officer. Other charges are forthcoming, according to Shreveport police.
A police chase began just before 2:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. A police officer was going to assist another officer on a traffic stop. On the way, he saw a driver disregard the light at Midway Avenue and Mansfield Road. The police officer attempted to pull him over, but the driver refused to stop, according to a news release.
During the chase, the driver (who was the lone occupant of the vehicle), fire three shots at a pursuing officer. One of those shots hit the windshield of the police unit.
After several miles, the chase ended in the 100 block of W. 77th Street.
Then, after a foot chase, police were able to take the suspect in custody. Officers recovered an AR-15 style firearm.
This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.
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