19-year-old victim of Shreveport’s first homicide of 2023 identified

Shreveport records its first homicide of the new year
Villa Norte Apartments (KSLA News 12 file photo)
Villa Norte Apartments (KSLA News 12 file photo)
Published: Jan. 1, 2023 at 9:30 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 2, 2023 at 1:27 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The coroner’s office has now identified the man killed in Shreveport’s first homicide of 2023.

On Monday, Jan. 2, the coroner’s office identified the victim of Sunday’s deadly shooting as 19-year-old Jeremiah Kelly, of Shreveport. He was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds just after 6 p.m. at Villa Norte Apartments. An autopsy has been ordered.

A juvenile faces at least one criminal charge and Shreveport police are investigating the city’s first homicide of the new year.

The shooting occurred about 6:10 p.m. New Year’s Day in the parking lot of Villa Norte Apartments, according to the major incident report. That’s in the 1600 block of Fullerton Street.

A teen died after having been shot once in his chest and once in his abdomen, according to the report.

A juvenile, age and gender unavailable, surrendered to authorities about an hour after the shooting.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.