Man dead after child custody exchange escalates into a shootout

It was one of three shootings reported within 5 minutes in Shreveport
(Source: KSLA News 12 file photo)
(Source: KSLA News 12 file photo)
Published: Nov. 28, 2021 at 7:53 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2021 at 10:07 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A father was killed when a child custody exchange escalated into a shootout outside a Shreveport gas station.

The shooting is one of three to which Shreveport police responded within five minutes the night of Sunday, Nov. 28.

The Shreveport Police Department confirmed Monday that the man has died. His identity has not yet been released. No arrests have been made in the case.

The child is OK.

Caddo 911 dispatch records show the first shooting was reported at 6:48 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. That’s when three police units responded to Silver Pine between Jonathan and Price lanes. That number then grew to at least five units. At least one medic unit responded to a medical emergency at the same location.

Four minutes later, police were summoned to a report of a shooting on West Bert Kouns Industrial Loop between Baird Road and Susan Drive.

The largest police presence was on Linwood Avenue. Seven SPD units initially responded to the shooting on Linwood between Earl and Cox streets that was reported at 6:53 p.m. Sunday.

That’s where first responders found the father with multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one to his lower abdomen. Authorities initially described his condition as life-threatening.

Police also received reports of gunfire at 6:54 p.m. on Hobbs Drive between Best and Cerromar Beach drives and at 7:03 p.m. at E Washington Street at East Cavett Drive.

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