Male shot dead in Shreveport pizza restaurant parking lot; victim identified

Homicide was first of two shootings reported within 20 minutes
Shreveport police are investigating a shooting Oct. 3, 2022, on Hearne Avenue. It was the first...
Shreveport police are investigating a shooting Oct. 3, 2022, on Hearne Avenue. It was the first of two shootings reported within 20 minutes.(Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 9:53 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2022 at 9:49 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Two separate shootings, including a homicide, were reported within 20 minutes in Shreveport Monday night (Oct. 3).

A male was shot to death in the parking lot of a pizza restaurant in the city’s Werner Park neighborhood, a police spokesman said.

Some type of altercation led to the fatal shooting, he added. Police have a suspect in custody.

On Tuesday, the Caddo Parish coroner’s office identified the victim as 32-year-old Antonio Washington Jr., of Shreveport. An autopsy has been ordered. This is the 41st homicide in Caddo Parish in 2022.

Caddo 911 dispatch records show that shooting on Hearne Avenue was reported at 9:18 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Police had at least 13 units on the scene on between Essex Street and Virginia Avenue.

Then at 9:38 p.m., police were summoned to a report of a shooting on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at Stanley Street.

That’s where a male was shot in his chest, a police spokesman said. Authorities said he was taken to the hospital for treatment of a wound that did not appear to be life-threatening.

At one point, there were at least a half dozen police units at MLK at Stanley.