Parking lot argument leaves one dead, one on the lam and a bystander run over by the getaway car

Crime

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport police are investigating an early Sunday morning argument between two men that left one man dead, another on the run and a woman suffering from injuries after being run over by the getaway car.

But after an all-night investigation, Police said Sunday morning that they now have developed a suspect and are waiting for a district judge to issue a warrant for his arrest.

This is the 59th homicide in Shreveport since Jan. 1, and the first since Wednesday evening, when one man was fatally shot by his brother in a dispute over money in the Mooretown neighborhood.

Earlier on Wednesday, a man was fatally shot ending an argument with another man in the Cherokee Park neighborhood, the city’s 57th shooting.

The investigation into Sunday’s shooting began around 1:40 a.m. Sunday, when SPD officers responded to reports of a shooting the parking lot of King’s Liquor at 4374 Hilry Huckaby III Ave. in north Shreveport.

When they arrived, officers earned that two men were arguing in the store’s parking lot when one of them pulled out a handgun and shot the other.

However, neither the victim nor the shooter, both of whom were described by detectives of being in their “mid-20s,” were at the scene of the shooting when police arrived.  

Police later learned the wounded man had been found less than a mile away at North Lakeshore Drive and Lorraine Street, and was rushed to Ochsner LSU Health, where he was pronounced dead.

There was collateral damage, however. Detectives say a woman in her mid-30s was in the store’s parking lot when the shooting occurred, and as she was trying to duck the gunfire, the shooter ran over her while making his escape.

She was taken to a hospital by private vehicle in an unknown condition.

SPD officers and detectives worked throughout the night and morning, collecting evidence, interviewed witnesses at the scene, and also viewed parking lot surveillance video, which enabled them to develop the suspect in the fatal shooting.

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