Elderly Veteran Beaten and Robbed, Two in Custody
Two men are in jail and a 91-year-old World War II veteran is in the hospital following a robbery and beating at a downtown casino.
Shreveport police say the pair followed the victim to a restroom where they attacked him and stole part of his jackpot winnings. But they say he also managed to injure one of them.
Officers scoured the downtown area and detained two men in the 200 block of Texas Street. After questioning them, they arrested 39-year-old John Perkins and 60-year-old Gary Smith on one count each of second-degree robbery.
The victim is being treated for his injuries at University Health.