Police seek two in connection with slaying on Ascalon Street

Updated: May. 11, 2017 at 5:13 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Police detectives are looking for two Shreveport men in connection with a homicide investigation.

Investigators say they have warrants to arrest 35-year-old Darien Lawrence and 27-year-old Justin Sloan. Each is wanted on a charge of obstruction of justice.

The two "have been identified as suspects with varying degrees of involvement" in a shooting April 27 that claimed the life of 30-year-old Randy Taylor, of Shreveport, police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

Officers responding to a shooting in the 900 block of Ascalon Street learned that someone already had left with Taylor in an attempt to drive him to the hospital.

When advised by 911 operators, the driver stopped in the 7400 block of Line Avenue to await Fire Department EMS workers who already were en route.

An ambulance took Taylor the rest of the way to University Health, the Shreveport hospital where he later died.

Authorities ask anyone with any information about Lawrence and Sloan to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373 or visit the organization's website, lockemup.org.

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