Toddler Dies; Parents Arrested
Two year old Richard Malott III of Shreveport has died. Police have yet to release a cause of death. The child's parents Brandy Shackelford and Richard Malott Jr have been arrested. Shackelford was charged with domestic abuse and cruelty to a juvenile. Mallot was charged with possession of a schedule two drug. At this time they are not considered to be suspects in the child's death.
The Caddo Parish coroner's office is continuing an investigation into the toddler's death.