Caddo Coroner releases identity of body found in car; 1 in custody, another sought

This is the city’s 89th homicide of the year.
From left: Darius Persley (in custody) and Quinton Peace. Both men are 22 and face a charge of...
From left: Darius Persley (in custody) and Quinton Peace. Both men are 22 and face a charge of second-degree murder each. Police are still working to find Peace.(Shreveport City Jail | SPD)
Published: Dec. 23, 2021 at 12:30 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a man whose body was found in a car in Shreveport’s Cedar Grove neighborhood.

The body of Chavez Parker of Caddo Parish, 29, was positively identified by his fingerprints. His body was found just after 6 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 7200 block of Bernstein.

Parker was shot several times and was found hanging out the passenger’s side window. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people, a man and a woman, were taken to Shreveport police headquarters after attempting to flee the area surrounding the car. Following interviews, Darius Persley, 22, was charged with a count of second-degree murder. The woman was released.

Police are also looking for Quinton Peace, 22, who is also facing a count of second-degree murder.

Anyone with any information regarding Peace’s whereabouts is urged to contact Shreveport Police immediately at 318-673-7300 #3. Those wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact Caddo Shreveport Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or submit a tip via their app, P3Tips.

An autopsy will be performed.

The shooting remains under investigation by Shreveport police. This is the city’s 89th homicide of the year.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Shreveport police at (318) 673-7300 or Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373, visit the group’s website, or the P3Tips app to submit information anonymously.

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