Police think chase ended in wreck then gunfire erupted

Published: Jun. 1, 2017 at 1:57 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2017 at 7:41 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - One man is in jail and police are searching for another person when shots were fired after a wreck in Shreveport.

It happened at 9:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of West Laurel Street, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

Witnesses at the scene told police that they saw a Mercury Marquis driving erratically down West Laurel Street, according to the major incident report filed by police.

The driver of the Mercury then hit the rear a Mazda. The driver of the Mazda got out and began shooting at the driver of the Mercury, who police identify as Ronald Smith, 35.

Both Smith and the other driver fled the scene before police arrived on scene.

The Mercury and the Mazda were both impounded. Marijuana was found in the Mercury. Cocaine was found in the Mazda.

Police were able to find Smith. He's been charged with hit and run and possession of marijuana.

The second driver is not in police custody and is still at large.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 318-673-7373 or visit their website at www.lockemup.org.

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