Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced that his office has made an arrest in the case of direct threats made during a Shreveport City Council meeting. The arrest was made within hours of the threat being made.

During the Shreveport City Council meeting on Monday, April 24th, 2023, Caddo Parish Deputies say 32-year-old Christopher T. Short of Shreveport made direct threats through social media. Authorities say Short logged into the meeting using a fake social media profile. While the live event was taking place, Short is accused of making "a direct threat to harm white people in local Catholic Churches".

By Tuesday, April 25th, detectives had secured a warrant to search Short's residence in the 8200 block of Wild Briar Drive in Shreveport. During that search, authorities found an AR-15 style pistol with a 60-round magazine. That weapon, the magazine, and electronic devices were were seized by authorities, and Short was arrested.

Credit: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
Credit: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office

The suspect was taken to the Caddo Parish Sheriff Office’s Criminal Investigation Division to be questioned. After interviews, detectives believe Short created the fake profile to posted the threats online during the Shreveport City meeting.

Short was arrested, and has been charged with one count of Terrorizing. Although authorities say more charges may be added, because the investigation is ongoing. As of the press release from the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, no bond has been set for Short, he was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.

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