Shooting leaves 1 man injured; suspect in custody after police search

Drones and K-9 officers are assisting police in the search.
Drones and K-9 officers are assisting police in the search.(KSLA)
Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 12:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2022 at 9:27 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Bossier City police have a gunman in custody after a shooting that left one man injured.

The incident took place around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15 near the corner of Boone and Nattin Streets. Police say they found a Black man lying in the road with multiple gunshot wounds. As of this afternoon, he was in surgery at Ochsner LSU Health.

A witness said they saw the alleged shooter running from the scene. BCPD officers locked down the area and set a perimeter, while drones and K-9 officers assisted police in the search.

Officials identified Laterence Jurell Arkansas, 18, as their suspect. He was located at 2:14 p.m. at the Drake Apartments. They say he entered an elderly man’s home without permission and didn’t allow the man to leave.

“I would like to thank all law enforcement officers for their dedication and for the quick apprehension of a violent criminal,” said Chief Chris Estess. “Our community is safer this evening due to the commitment of our local law enforcement officers.”

Arkansas was booked into the Bossier City Jail and charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder, one count of illegal use of a weapon and one count of aggravated criminal property damage. His bond is set at $545,000.

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