LSP Release Body Cam in Shreveport Officer-Involved Shooting
On Sunday, April 23, 2023 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Troopers with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations were requested by the Shreveport Police Department (SPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting. The shooting occurred on Mansfield Road at Valley View Drive within the city limits of Shreveport.
The initial investigation revealed that at approximately 9:30 p.m., members of the SPD Community Response Unit (CRU) initiated a traffic stop on a blue 1994 4-door Chevrolet Capris for Improper Lane Usage on Mansfield Road at Valley View Drive. Once SPD officers contacted the subject, he became uncooperative and failed to comply with lawful orders.
As officers attempted to take him into custody, he physically resisted and a struggle ensued. Following an ineffective Taser deployment, the subject who was armed with a handgun was shot as the struggle continued with the SPD officers. The subject was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and pronounced deceased.
Joseph Dewayne Taylor, 33, of the 2700 block of Waggoner Avenue was named as the person who was shot during this incident.
District Attorney’s Office, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations have produced a Critical Incident Briefing Video (CIBV) to give the public a better understanding of the events that took place.
The investigation of the Shreveport Police Department officer-involved shooting that took place on Sunday, April 23, 2023, is still active and ongoing.
The Critical Incident Briefing Video (CIBV) includes body worn camera footage, in car dash camera footage, and video footage recorded by a citizen. Only facts are given in the CIBV and some of the recordings have been redacted to afford involved individuals their right to privacy or to protect witnesses and/or victims. Viewer discretion is advised for children and sensitive viewers.