Update: Shreveport Police Dog Catches Culprit in Shooting
New details in a story KEEL News first reported yesterday. Shreveport police have released the names of the victim and suspect in a shooting that left one man critically wounded. And it was a police dog that nabbed the alleged shooter.
Sgt. Bill Goodin says 28-year-old Tamarcus Brown was gunned down in a hail of bullets yesterday before noon at a house in the 3800 block of Doris Avenue.
The alleged shooter, 20-year-old Jermichael Frierson, fled the scene and was captured moments later a few blocks away on Morningside Drive.
Goodin said a patrolman spotted a man fitting Frierson’s description walking in that neighborhood, and that’s when police came with the canine. A police dog cornered the culprit under a vacant house, until officers could make the arrest.
Frierson was treated for minor dog bite wounds at LSU-Health. He’s been charged with aggravated battery, and is headed for Shreveport City Jail upon his release from the hospital.
Goodin says the men apparently knew each other and an on-going feud erupted in gunfire, with Frierson allegedly shooting Brown.
“We believe that the victim and a known suspect were involved in some type of ongoing argument and this morning they contacted each other there on Doris, at which point the suspect produced a handgun and fired multiple shots at the victim, striking him at least that one time…”
“While he was alert and lucid and able to talk with detectives he was transported to LSU Health… by Shreveport Fire Department by what I am told, are life-threatening injuries, ” Goodin said.
Police were able to recover the weapon they think was used in the shooting.
The investigation continues, and Goodin says, Frierson could be charged with other crimes.