Coroner IDs gunshot victim; police have 2 suspects in custody, 1 on the run
“It looks like we had a shootout in the street out here,” police spokesman says
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A 24-year-old man is dead after having been shot multiple times in his chest and abdomen, according to Shreveport police and the Caddo coroner’s office.
He has been identified as Jaqorius D’Sean Willis.
Authorities said that they have two suspects in custody and that a third still is on the run. Preliminary info from the police department indicates Willis and another person were arguing over a stolen firearm for some time before the incident. Willis was reportedly getting into a vehicle with another person when a car pulled up. At that point, gunfire was exchanged and Willis was hit and killed.
“It looks like we had a shootout in the street out here,” said a Shreveport police spokesman on the scene. “There are two vehicles shot up as part of this crime scene.”
The shooting occurred at 2:34 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 on Downing Street between Bond Drive and Redstone Drive, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
Willis was taken to Ochsner LSU Health, the Shreveport hospital where he died at 3:51 p.m.
An autopsy was authorized.
At one point, police had as many as 13 units responding to the scene of the shooting.
Willis’ death marks the eighth homicide this year in Caddo Parish, the coroner’s office reports.
Anyone with information should call 318-673-6955 or Caddo Shreveport Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.
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