Shreveport Police Issue Warrants In The Juan Zuniga Shooting
This afternoon the Shreveport Police arrested two individuals involved in the attempted murder of Juan Zuniga this summer.
On July 29th, Zuniga attempted to help his mother when the two suspects attempted to rob her in the parking lot of the El Compadre restaurant. When Zuniga rushed to his mother's aid, he was shot twice in the chest. Emergency crews rushed Zuniga to University Health with life threatening injuries.
After some tense moments, Zuniga was able to survive, and has recovered from his injuries. His road to recovery was championed by many in the Shreveport community.
This afternoon, Shreveport Police arrested Devonta Davis, 17 of Bossier City, and Alonzo Spires, 19 of Shreveport. Both are in police custody in Bossier, and are awaiting a return to Caddo Parish.
Here's the full press release from the Shreveport Police:
"Investigators with the Shreveport Police Department’s Violent Crimes Investigations Unit have procured warrants for the arrests of two individuals believed responsible for a late July robbery attempt that ended with a man being shot.
On July 29, 2017, Shreveport Police Violent Crimes Detectives responded to 502 East Kings Highway at the El Compadre restaurant on reports of a shooting. Juan Zuniga, 24, was found shot twice in the chest and transported to University Health with life threatening injuries. Although Zuniga’s injuries were critical, he survived the shooting and continues to recover.
On scene, detectives learned that Zuniga, his mother, and two cousins closed the restaurant and were walking to their separate vehicles when they heard Zuniga’s mother scream out for help. Zuniga ran to his mother’s aid and encountered two males attempting to rob her. At least one of the males was armed with a handgun. During the encounter, the suspects shot Zuniga and fled the restaurant with Zuniga’s mother’s purse. Crime Scene Investigators were summoned and collected evidence from the scene. The evidence was submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab in Baton Rouge for DNA analysis.
Detectives received notification that DNA extracted from the evidence submitted to the crime lab was matched to Devonta Davis, 17, of the 2700 block of Foster Street in Bossier City. Through further investigation, detectives were able to identify the second alleged suspect as Alonzo Spires, 19, of the 100 block of East Egan Street.
On December 14, 2017, detectives procured an arrest warrant for Davis charging him with one count of Attempted First Degree Murder. Bond was set at $200,000.00. A warrant was also procured for Spires charging him with one count of Principal to Armed Robbery. His bond was also set at $200,000.00. Bossier City Police took Spires into custody on his warrant. Davis and Spires are currently jailed in Bossier Parish and awaiting extradition back to Caddo Parish."