2 teens arrested in death of another teen outside of skating rink; victim identified

Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 8:55 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2023 at 12:55 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Two teenagers are charged in connection with a deadly shooting that happened outside a skating rink on West Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.

On Thursday, March 9, the Shreveport Police Department announced the arrest of 19-year-old Natoya Dixon on a charge of second-degree murder.

Shreveport police announced Wednesday, March 8 that they’ve arrested 19-year-old Tristen Thomas in connection with the homicide March 5 in the 5100 block of West Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. He too is charged with count of second-degree murder.

Also on Wednesday, the coroner’s office identified the victim as 18-year-old Tyniece Haley, of Shreveport. Her death marks the 16th homicide in Shreveport and Caddo Parish so far in 2023. An autopsy was ordered.

Tyniece Haley, 18
Tyniece Haley, 18(Family)

Haley’s mother said her daughter would’ve been 19 on Sunday, March 12. Haley graduated from Southwood High School in 2022; her mother describes her as “loved and good spirited.”

Haley’s funeral will be held Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at New Elizabeth Baptist Church, located at 2332 Jewella Ave.; burial will follow in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

On the night of March 5, officers were called out to reports of a shooting. When they got there, they found Haley dead from a gunshot wound.

Detectives were able to determine that Haley had met several people at the skating rink after it had closed to fight. Haley reportedly was involved in a brief physical fight with the suspects and ultimately was shot and killed.

The investigation into Haley’s death is ongoing.