Authorities ID suspect in fatal shooting of man on Peach St.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Authorities have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man Tuesday morning at a Shreveport apartment complex.
Police say they have a warrant to arrest 28-year-old Rotrick Deon Ivory, of the 500 block of Melrose Street in Shreveport, on a charge of second-degree murder.
Ivory, who also has gone by the first name Roderick, is suspected of killing 45-year-old Michael Smith, also of Shreveport.
Smith died as a result of a shooting just after 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at Cooper Road Plaza in the city's Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood.
A gunman who possibly knew the family forced his way into the apartment home in the 2900 block of Peach Street and shot Smith at least four times, police have said.
Smith was pronounced dead at the complex between Knox and Hill streets.
An autopsy has been ordered.
Investigators think the gunman took off in a white Chevrolet HHR with rims.
Preliminary information suggests that the fatal shooting was a result of a domestic situation and that Smith and the gunman might have known each other, authorities said.
"Authorities believe Ivory arrived at the apartment home of his ex-girlfriend, seeking out her new male acquaintance," police Cpl. Marcus Hines said. "It was during that time Ivory is accused of shooting Smith."
A woman who was in the apartment at the time of the shooting also might have known the gunman, police said.
Officers have been advised to use caution in approaching Ivory because he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Authorities urge anyone with any information about the homicide to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373 or visiting the crime-fighting organization's website, lockemup.org.
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