Caddo coroner identifies man who died after being shot during altercation

The victim produced a handgun and subsequently was shot, authorities say
Gerald Jamar Abbott Jr., 18, reportedly pulled out a handgun during an altercation and subsequently was shot, authorities said.
Published: Jan. 15, 2023 at 11:21 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2023 at 9:47 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A Shreveport man died after being shot when an altercation escalated to gunfire.

Caddo 911 dispatch records show it happened about 8:41 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Sleep Inn & Suites in the 6700 block of Klug Pines Road in Shreveport.

Gerald Jamar Abbott Jr., 18, reportedly pulled out a handgun during an altercation and subsequently was shot, authorities said.

Abbott died at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, the Caddo coroner’s office reports. His death marks the fourth homicide this year in Caddo Parish.

(Source: Cody Jennings/KSLA News 12)

No arrest has been made.

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