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Shooting Suspect and Shreveport Officer Exchange Gunfire During Pursuit

SPD booking photo of Demarco Evans

Two men are now in jail following a series of incidents that occurred early this morning.  It all began around 12:30 AM when police were sent to check on a report that a large fight had broken out at a house party where shots were fired near Corbitt Street and Union Avenue.  While they were on their way to the call, officers received updated information that some people in a silver four-door sedan had fired multiple shots in the 2000 block of Murray Street and sped off toward Vivian Street.  Moments later, officers spotted a car matching that description in the 1900 block of Vivian Street and initiated a traffic stop at Vivian and Union.  Two passengers bailed out and took off running while the driver surrendered peacefully.  As officers were chasing the fleeing passengers, one of them turned and started firing at one of the officers.  That officer returned fire.  Neither was hit.  Other officers were finally able to collar 26-year-old Demarco Evans on Cheatham Street near Joplin Avenue.  The other fleeing suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Mario Evans was sniffed out by a police K-9 while hiding under a house in the 4000 block of Ridgemore Avenue.  Officers were also able to recover the handgun believed used in the shootings.

Demarco Evans was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on charges of attempted first-degree murder, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and resisting an officer by force or violence.  Mario Evans was treated for a minor dog bite and then charged with resisting arrest.

SPD booking photo of Mario Evans

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