[UPDATE] Shreveport Man Wanted For Double-Murder In Dallas, Texas, Surrenders During Standoff With Local Police
[UPDATE] A man sought by authorities in connection with a double homicide in Dallas, Texas, is now in police custody following a standoff in west Shreveport Tuesday evening.
Just before 5:30 last night, officers with the Shreveport Police Department’s Patrol division, along with agents from the Caddo-Shreveport Special Response Team, Shreveport Police Crisis Negotiators and deputies from the U.S.s Marshal’s Office Violent Offenders Task Force arrived at a home in the 3000 block of Drexel Street. Through continued investigation, authorities were able to track double-murder suspect Patrick Russell to the home. Russell barricade himself inside, and initially refused to come out.
Following a number of unsuccessful attempts to encourage Russell to exit the residence, Caddo-Shreveport Special Response Team members and Shreveport Police Crisis negotiators were called out to assist. Nearby residents were asked to remain inside their homes while a small few were temporarily relocated for safety reasons.
The efforts of law enforcement personnel proved successful following the nearly four-hour ordeal, since Russell emerged from the residence just after 8:30 p.m. and surrendered to authorities without further incident.
Russell, who was booked into the Caddo Parish Correctional Center on the outstanding warrant through Texas, faces additional felony charges in Caddo Parish stemming from an unrelated incident. It is unknown when Russell will return to Texas to face murder charges; however, bond has been set at $1-million. There were no injuries reported and residents were allowed to return to their homes shortly after the incident concluded.
[ORIGINAL STORY] Shreveport police are searching for a local man wanted on a capital murder warrant out of Dallas, Texas, as well as a Caddo Parish warrant.
Police detectives and members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force were contacted by Dallas Police Department homicide detectives, who said they were looking for 21-year-old Patrick Russell. He's accused of shooting and killing two people on September 5th in Dallas. He is considered armed and dangerous. He also has a Caddo Parish warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Russell is from Shreveport and has several addresses in the Queensboro area. He also has family around the Buncombe Road area.
Russell is about 5'10" tall and 180 pounds. He has multiple tattoos on his face, neck, upper chest and arms. He also has a tattoo under his left eye, possibly of two teardrops.
Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to Russell's arrest. Call 673-7373 if you know where he might be. You can also submit a tip on the Crime Stoppers website.