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On March 23rd, 2023, at 8:05 a.m. Shreveport Police responded to an armed robbery in the 2900 block of Marquette Avenue. As officers arrived, it was discovered that a female victim was robbed, and the reported suspect fled to a residence in the 7100 block of Penny Street.

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Shreveport Police Patrol officers attempted to contact the suspect however the suspect reportedly barricaded himself in the attic of the residence with a firearm.

Shreveport Police Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiators were called to the scene around 9:20 a.m. The Bossier City Police Department and the US Marshals also responded to provide resources. The suspect identified as Leondrea Crawford (12-7-76) surrendered without incident at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Crawford was arrested and charged with one count of armed robbery and warrants from other jurisdictions. Further charges for Crawford are pending.

If you have any information about this crime you are asked to contact the Shreveport Police Department at 318 673-7300.  Or if you would like your information to remain private, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 318 673-7373.

You can also submit your information by logging onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password-protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the App Store and download the free "P3tips" mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP address. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED!

When using the free downloadable P3 Tips mobile app OR the website, both feature very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilities which allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time. It also provides a secure means for the coordinator to ask the tipster questions pertaining to a provided tip (this is important for the tipster to know because some tips leave detectives requesting further information from the coordinator that only the tipster could provide).

Another reason to use the P3 mobile app or website is so that reward information can be given back to the tipster upon request through the same secure and encrypted interface.

The victim in the robbery was found to be safe.

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