SHREVEPORT, LA - A tragedy for a local family in the Shreveport Stoner Hill neighborhood. A 1-year-old child is killed when suspects opened fire on an apartment early Sunday morning. The toddler was hit in the head.


This shooting happened at about 4am Sunday morning at the Stone Vista Apartments in the 500 block of East Stoner. Police says this shooting "resulted in the loss of a precious life - a one-year-old child succumbed to a gunshot wound, and another individual was found injured."

Detectives are actively pursuing leads to catch up with the suspects who are described as several teenage males. SPD is asking for the public's help in this critical investigation.

Detectives have released surveillance photos of the vehicle the suspects were in and are urging anyone with information about this case to contact them immediately.

Shreveport Police Released this urgent message:

In a bid to solicit valuable information, we are releasing photographs of the suspect vehicle. We implore community members to come forward with any information that may aid in this investigation. Your cooperation and support are instrumental in bringing closure to this devastating incident and ensuring the safety of our neighborhoods.


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If you would like to supply information and remain anonymous contact Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373. Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your

Coroner Releases Name of Toddler Killed

1-year-old Karter Martin was struck in the head by a bullet fired into the apartment in the 500 block of East Stoner Avenue where he and his parents were sleeping around 4 a.m. The child was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The death marks the eighth homicide of 2024 in Shreveport and Caddo Parish.
An autopsy was ordered.

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