Fatal Hit & Run Suspect Sought by Shreveport Police
On Monday, May 29th, 2023, at 9:21 p.m. officers responded to the 3700 block of St. Vincent Avenue on reports that a Go-Kart had been struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot and was no longer on the scene. Arriving officers located a male unresponsive on the roadway. The man was transported by Shreveport Fire Department with serious injuries and was pronounced deceased by staff at Ochsner LSU Hospital.
The Shreveport Police Department Crash Investigations Unit responded to the scene and determined the driver of the Go-Kart was traveling northbound in the 3700 block of St Vincent Avenue with another male on a small dirt bike. The dirt bike had a flat tire and pulled to the side of the roadway. The Go-Kart turned around and went back to assist with the flat tire and was then southbound on St. Vincent Avenue. Upon reaching his friend on the dirt bike the Go-Kart made a U-turn into the northbound lane and was struck by Pontiac G8. The driver of the Pontiac fled the scene on foot immediately.
Investigators with the Shreveport Police Crash Investigations Unit have identified the suspected driver of the Pontiac as Jimitri Johnson (4-8-1993). On June 1st, 2023, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Johnson for one count of Felony Hit and Run.
Police are asking anyone with information about the whereabouts of Johnson to contact them immediately at 318-673-7300 #3 or 318-673-6955. Those wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Caddo Shreveport Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or send a tip via their app, P3tips.