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1 dead, 1 critically injured in shooting on Fulton Street in Shreveport; victim identified

At least 1 person injured in shooting on Fulton Street
At least 1 person injured in shooting on Fulton Street
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 12:25 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 12:51 PM CDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Emergency crews responded to a deadly shooting Monday morning in Shreveport’s Ingleside neighborhood.

It happened just before noon May 23 on Fulton Street between Prentiss and Hudson streets.

At least nine Shreveport Police Department units initially responded, along with at least eight EMS units.

A representative with SPD says it happened in the 3100 block of Fulton Street. It was initially a “shots fired” call, but while en route, officers learned it was in fact a shooting.

Police officials say a Black male in a black sedan drove up to the house, walked inside, shot two men who were there working then left the scene. The man who was killed was in his late 30s or early 40s, police say. Another man of a similar age was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries.

The Caddo coroner’s office later identified the deceased as 41-year-old Spencer D. Merritt, of the 3100 block of Fulton Street. He was doing renovation work on a family residence when he was shot multiple times, the coroner’s office reports. Merritt was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:05 p.m.

His death marks the 27th homicide this year in Caddo Parish.

Anyone with a home or business in the area is encouraged to check their security camera to see if a vehicle matching the description that police provided drove by at a high rate of speed.

Those with info should call police at 318-673-7300, or call Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

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