Attempted carjacking suspect now in custody after officer-involved shooting

Published: Feb. 9, 2023 at 4:38 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2023 at 2:35 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A teen reportedly involved in an attempted carjacking, who was shot by a Shreveport Police Department officer, is now in custody, the department says.

On Friday, Feb. 10, SPD reported the attempted carjacking suspect, identified as Zechariah Stutts, 18, was taken into custody. Stutts is charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Meanwhile, Louisiana State Police is investigating the second officer-involved shooting in Shreveport in less than a week.

More than 30 police units responded to the scene of the shooting Thursday evening (Feb. 9) around 4 p.m. near the 400 block of W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. Shreveport Police Department officials say it all started when they were called out to the Family Dollar at Linwood and Flournoy Lucas near Bert Kouns about an attempted carjacking.

SPD says based on witness interviews and surveillance footage, they were able to determine Stutts was in the parking lot of the Family Dollar armed with a firearm. He then reportedly approached the victim as they came out of the store and demanded his car keys. The victim tried to run away, and Stutts fired several shots at him, police say. The victim was hit in the hip.

When officers got on scene, they found someone suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the hip. Officers were able to identify the suspect, and began to chase him, police officials say.

An official with Louisiana State Police says at some point while officers were chasing the suspect, an SPD officer shot the suspect. The suspect’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening, police say. This all happened about half a mile away from the original carjacking scene at the Family Dollar.

LSP is taking over the investigation. No other information is currently available. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call LSP at 318-741-2728.

Less than a week ago, an officer with SPD fatally shot a man named Alonzo Bagley at the Villa Norté Apartments on Fullerton Street.

This is a developing story.