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Carjacking arrests lead detectives to solve homicide case

Police chased the vehicle until it eventually crashed. then the suspects fled on foot.
Police chased the vehicle until it eventually crashed. then the suspects fled on foot.(KSLA)
Published: Jan. 29, 2022 at 11:14 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2022 at 12:05 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Shreveport Police have arrested four juveniles in relation to a string of carjacking incidents happening in Shreveport. The arrests also led detectives to solve a recent homicide.

On Saturday, Jan. 29, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle believed to be used in the recent carjackings. The vehicle then led officers on a chase through the Sunset Acres’ neighborhood before crashing. The four juveniles in the vehicle got out and ran away. Shreveport officers were able to capture all four suspects with the assistance of K-9 units. Three of the four juveniles were treated for injuries sustained from dog bites.

Police were able to locate two of the previous vehicles that were taken in the carjackings behind a residence on the 2700 block of Mimosa Avenue. Detectives were also able to figure out where an additional vehicle is located due to license plate readers. Four vehicles in total have been recovered.

On Monday, Jan. 31, police announced that during the investigation, they were able to arrest three juveniles for a homicide that took place on Jan. 27 in the 1300 block of Harvard Avenue. A 17-year-old victim was killed in that incident. All three have been charged with second-degree murder.

The investigation is ongoign.

KSLA will update the story as it develops.

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