Search for 'extremely dangerous' man in W. Shreveport scaled back

Search for 'extremely dangerous' man in W. Shreveport scaled back
Shreveport police K9 units were called to assist US Marshals Office agents in the search for 22-year-old Donovan Williams Thursday morning at the Treetop Apartments on Rasberry Lane. (Source: KSLA News 12)
Shreveport police K9 units were called to assist US Marshals Office agents in the search for 22-year-old Donovan Williams Thursday morning at the Treetop Apartments on Rasberry Lane. (Source: KSLA News 12)
U.S. Marshals and Shreveport police are searching in West Shreveport for a man wanted out of Ouachita Parish on 2 counts of attempted murder. (Source: KSLA News 12)
U.S. Marshals and Shreveport police are searching in West Shreveport for a man wanted out of Ouachita Parish on 2 counts of attempted murder. (Source: KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Police say they have scaled back the search in west Shreveport for a man wanted on two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

The search for 22-year-old Donovan Williams began Thursday morning at Treetop Apartments on Rasberry Lane, where Shreveport police K9 units were called in to assist agents with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force.

The manhunt later expanded to the areas of Buncombe and Pines roads, not far from where Williams last was seen around 1:15 p.m. near W. 70th Street.

Bossier City police also assisted in the search, which was scaled back just before 6 p.m. Thursday. Shreveport oatrol officers will remain in the area and continue to search.

In addition to 2 counts of attempted second-degree murder, Williams is also wanted by Ouachita Parish on one count each of armed robbery and illegal use of a weapon.

Residents should take necessary precautions and, since he is traveling on foot, do not give a lift to anyone seen out looking for a ride, Shreveport police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

"This man is considered to be extremely dangerous. For someone who is making this many efforts to try to elude authorities, he clearly is not trying to be taken without incident," he added. "... It is always our hope that these incidents unfold without anyone being injured."

Authorities also brought in a drone for air support.

Williams stands about 6'2", weighs 200 pounds and was wearing gray sweatpants. At one point, he had on no shirt and no shoes but authorities now think he might be wearing a white T-shirt.

Williams also has tattoos on his hands and other tattoos, Hines said.

Authorities urge anyone with any information or who sees Williams to immediately call 911.

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

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