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Man shot dead in front yard of house on Mansfield Road; suspect arrested

Police responded to a reported shooting on Mansfield Road Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.
Police responded to a reported shooting on Mansfield Road Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.(KSLA)
Published: Feb. 16, 2022 at 12:40 PM CST|Updated: Apr. 12, 2022 at 12:13 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A man was shot and killed in the front yard of a house in Shreveport on Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 16).

The call went out around 12:30 p.m. to the 5200 block of Mansfield Road near Westover Road and Morningside Drive.

At least six units with the Shreveport Police Department initially responded, according to Caddo Parish dispatch records.

Police responded to a reported shooting on Mansfield Road Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.
Police responded to a reported shooting on Mansfield Road Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.(KSLA)

Officials with the Shreveport Police Department say a man was shot at least once in the head while standing in the front yard of the home. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where he later died.

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the man as Tomel Henry, 30. He died at 10:07 p.m. He was positively identified through fingerprint comparison; an autopsy has been ordered.

This is the 11th homicide in the parish so far in 2022.

Police interviewed a number of witnesses and collected evidence, including video. During the investigation, Archille Holmes Jr., 27, was identified as the suspected shooter. Detectives think there was an argument between the victim and a group of people before the shooting. Holmes is facing one count of second-degree murder.

SPD announced on Tuesday, April 12 that Holmes has been arrested. He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

Archille Holmes, 27
Archille Holmes, 27(SPD)
Police responded to a reported shooting on Mansfield Road Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.
Police responded to a reported shooting on Mansfield Road Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.(KSLA)
Police responded to a reported shooting on Mansfield Road Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.
Police responded to a reported shooting on Mansfield Road Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.(KSLA)

Four medical units also responded to the call.

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