SPD gets break in 2017 cold case; warrant issued for suspect

Keithon Lovelace, 42
Keithon Lovelace, 42(Shreveport Police Department)
Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 5:02 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Shreveport police say they have a break in a cold homicide case from five years ago.

SPD responded to a shooting in the 7400 block of Line Avenue on April 27, 2017. Randy Taylor, 29, was found shot in the upper body and transported to Ochsner, where he was later pronounced dead.

During a lengthy investigation, Violent Crimes detectives were able to identify Keithon Lovelace, 42, as a suspect on April 29, 2017. An arrest warrant has been procured, charging Lovelace with one count of second-degree murder. He remains at large and is believed to be hiding on the west coast.

Police are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact SPD at (318) 673-7300. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or via their app, P3Tips.

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