Murder in Shreveport on Sunday Night
One man has died in a shooting in Shreveport's Allendale neighborhood.
The shooting happened at about 8:30pm Sunday night. Officers were called to the 2700 block of Milam Street to reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a 21-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was rushed to Ochsner Health where he later died from his wounds.
The Caddo Parish Coroner has identified the victim as 21-year-old Demond Lavatay Washington.
Detectives searched the area for clues and tried to track down any witnesses in the neighborhood. Few details have been released.
Anyone who has information about this violent crime are urged to contact Shreveport Police 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 via their app, P3Tips.
This is murder number 52 for Caddo Parish in 2021. This puts us on pace to top the record number of murders in Shreveport from 1993 where nearly 90 people were murdered.