Police capture suspect in slaying of elderly man

Published: Jun. 20, 2017 at 10:14 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2017 at 10:37 PM CDT
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(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Doug Warner/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police say they have captured the suspect in the city's latest homicide.

Authorities have arrested 38-year-old Travis Lamonte Jackson, of the 9500 block of Keatchie-Marshall Road in Keithville, on a charge of second-degree murder.

He is suspected of fatally shooting 68-year-old Edward Lawrence at 2:03 p.m. Monday at Lawrence's house in the 300 block of West 80th Street.

That is between Linwood Avenue and Dowdell Street in the city's Cedar Grove neighborhood.

Preliminary information suggests that the shooting occurred in the front doorway while the two were in a heated argument.

The argument took place between Jackson and Lawrence, which led to Jackson allegedly firing the fatal shots.

Lawrence was taken to University Health for treatment of at least one gunshot wound to his chest. He later died.

Authorities said Jackson fled the scene of the shooting in a gold or tan Chevrolet Suburban SUV.

Shreveport police investigators received word just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday about Jackson's general location.

Authorities took him into custody after a traffic stop Southern Avenue at East 70th Street in Shreveport.

Records show he was booked into Shreveport City Jail at 2:30 p.m. and later transferred to Caddo Correctional Center, where he was booked at at 8:36 p.m.

His bond has been set at $850,000.

Police ask anyone with any information about the case to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373 or visiting the organization's website, lockemup.org.

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