1 person fatally shot in Allendale neighborhood; arrest made

Published: Jul. 27, 2023 at 10:46 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2023 at 12:15 PM CDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — One person has died after being taken to a hospital with life-threatening wounds following a shooting in Shreveport.

It occurred just after 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 at Alston Street at North Dale Street in the city’s densely populated Allendale neighborhood, police Sgt. Marcus Hines said.

The shooting happened just after 9:44 p.m.
The shooting happened just after 9:44 p.m.(KSLA)

Upon arrival, officers found 36-year-old James Morgan suffering from at least two gunshot injuries to the upper body. Fire medics took him to Ochsner LSU Health where he later died.

When detectives were on their way to the scene, a man called dispatch and identified himself as the shooter. Jeffrey J. Smith was taken into custody a short time after. He was booked into the city jail on one count of second-degree homicide.

Investigators say this incident was related to an ongoing domestic incident.

There was another person on the scene with minor injuries. Police had not yet determined how that person sustained those injuries, Hines said.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about this shooting to call Shreveport police detectives at (318) 673-7300 or (318) 673-6955. Or contact Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers by calling (318) at 673-7373, using the organization’s website or using the P3 Tips app to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.

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