If you're going to pick a fight, don't do it in front of the Police Chief.  That's a lesson two men learned late this morning in Bossier City.  

It all started just after 11:00 when two men entered the Jubilee Express gas station and convenience store at the corner of Hamilton Road and Barksdale Boulevard.  It wasn't long before 29-year-old Jason Lowrey of Bossier City and 34-year-old John Keene of Keithville were confronted by two employees after they saw one of the men take a baseball cap off a rack and conceal it in his pants.  The employees then ordered the men to leave the store.

Police say that, once they were outside, the two men and two employees got into a verbal confrontation that turned physical.  They say one of the employees, 22-year-old Mohammad Shahin, struck Lowrey in the head with a fire extinguisher, cutting him.  Then, they say, he went back into the store and came out with a handgun, which he used to break two windows on Lowrey's pickup truck.

What the four men didn't know at that point was that Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams and two other officers were in a car on their way to lunch.  They were stopped at the light at that intersection when they saw the commotion.  They immediately drove up to the station and broke up the fight.

After an investigation that lasted most of the afternoon, detectives arrested Shahin on charges of aggravated battery, criminal property damage, and aggravated assault. Keene was arrested for theft of goods and simple battery as well as an outstanding warrant from Louisiana State Probation and Parole.  Lowrey was taken to LSU Health for treatment of his head injury and then issued a citation for theft of goods.  The other store employee was not charged.