Early Morning Shooting Sends Man To The Hospital
A local man is recovering from a gunshot wound following an early morning shooting in Shreveport’s west Cedar Grove neighborhood.
At approximately 4:57 a.m. this morning, Shreveport Police responded to a 911 call in the 600 block of W. 72nd street. The caller advised that a black male had climbed through her window, and stated he had been shot. Patrol officers arrived and found a black male on the kitchen floor of the 911 caller’s residence. Patrol gathered a statement before the male was rushed to LSUHSC with what was believed to be life-threatening injuries. Authorities learned that the shooting occurred in front of the residence of 620 W. 72nd. Evidence connected to the shooting was located and collected on scene.
The victim initially provided authorities with a false name of Broderrick McCoy; however Detectives later identified the male as 22 year old Alex Anderson upon an interview at the hospital. Anderson advised officers that he exited his residence in the 600 block of W. 72nd street to check on his barking dogs. Anderson told police that the suspect then called him to the street and as he approached the suspect, the suspect attempted to rob him of his belongings. Anderson refused to comply with the suspects demands and was subsequently shot once in the chest. Anderson at this time is unable to identify the suspects. The suspects fled the scene following the shooting and is still at large. The suspects are described as three black males dressed in all black clothing standing approximately six feet in height. Anderson is currently listed in fair condition at LSUHSC.