Shreveport experiences 4 shootings in an hour

3 dead, another with life-threatening injuries
Published: Oct. 11, 2022 at 9:55 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2022 at 4:38 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Four separate shootings within an hour have led to multiple deaths in Shreveport.


The first shooting happened about 8:26 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 on Jacob Street at Norton Street in Shreveport. That’s three blocks east of Oak Park Elementary/Middle School.

The victim showed up on the 4100 block of Mandelane between Norton and Broadway Avenue, Caddo 911 dispatch records show. When the Shreveport Police Department (SPD) arrived, they learned that two suspect SUVs parked on the street north of the location and started shooting. An adult male victim was hit by gunfire.

That’s where at least eight police units responded. That shooting was the first of four reported within an hour in Shreveport, according to dispatch records.

The wounded man was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries just minutes before 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 21-year-old Jaylin Edwards, of Shreveport. An autopsy has been ordered.

His death marks the 42nd homicide in Caddo Parish in 2022, and the 41st within Shreveport city limits.


At 9:20 p.m., three Shreveport police units were dispatched to a report of a shooting on the 200 block of Wall Street between Market and Marshall streets. When SPD arrived, they learned a suspect had shot at an adult male victim.

The victim, Christopher C. Spearman, 22, ran through the alleyway on Centenary Boulevard behind Pipes Emporium. The shooter continued to fire at him, authorities said. Spearman was shot at least twice in the lower body.

Spearman was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy has been ordered.


At 9:14 p.m., five Shreveport Fire Department (SFD) medic units responded to a medical emergency in the 2100 block of Francais Drive between Baird Road and Shartel Drive. A minute later, police dispatched a half dozen units to a report of a shooting at that same location.

When officers arrived, they found an adult male had been shot when he rushed at his girlfriend. She reportedly shot him in order to defend herself. The man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.


At 9:26 p.m., a shooting was reported in the 1900 block of Patzman Street. Three fire department units and two SPD police units initially responded to the scene on Patzman, between March and Dowling streets.

When officers arrived, they learned 24-year-old SirCharles Hillson, of Shreveport, was walking with his girlfriend when someone in a vehicle fired upon them. Hillson was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. The girlfriend was not injured.

A shooting at Jacob Street at Norton Street was the first of four within an hour in Shreveport...
A shooting at Jacob Street at Norton Street was the first of four within an hour in Shreveport the night of Oct. 11, 2022.(Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)

More updates to come as more information becomes available.