Man may have been wounded in shootout with Shreveport police

Neighbors react to shootout between man, police officers
Isaiah J. Martin, 20, wanted for reportedly shooting at police. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
Isaiah J. Martin, 20, wanted for reportedly shooting at police. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport authorities think the man who recently got into a shootout with two officers might have been wounded in the gunfire.

Meantime, the city has released the names of the officers involved.

Detectives still are looking for 20-year old Isaiah J. Martin, of the 3000 block of Bibb Street in Shreveport.

They say he is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Martin is wanted on a charge of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.

The events began just before 4 p.m. Saturday when Officer Charles Strawn stopped a silver sedan in the 4300 block of Wallace Avenue over a problem with temporary tags.

Officer Hardin Winn arrived a short time later.

As Winn approached the passenger side of the vehicle to interview the occupant, Martin allegedly opened the door and immediately began firing at the officers.

The officers returned fire as he ran away.

"Based on information and evidence subsequently obtained during the course of the ongoing inquiry, authorities believe Martin was struck by gunfire during the melee," Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

"No officers were shot or seriously injured, although one officer was taken to a local hospital for evaluation."

In keeping with departmental policy, Now Strawn and Winn now are on paid departmental leave.

And the sedan's driver, 18-year-old Nicholas D. Parks, remains in the Shreveport City Jail.

Parks, of the 3700 block of Glencrest Drive, was arrested at 4:10 p.m. then booked at 9:32 p.m. on one count each of flight in a vehicle and driving without a driver's license, booking records show.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about Martin to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373, visiting the organization's website, lockemup.org, or via its app, P3Tips.

Winn was hired by the Police Department in March 2016. Strawn came on board in August 2017.

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