Natchitoches Police investigate two unrelated shootings

Kimaneshia Richards

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating two unrelated shootings that took place Tuesday evening.

On May 24, 2016 around 8:09 p.m., Officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to 500 North Street (J.W. Thomas Apartments) in reference to multiple gunshots in the area. Upon Officers arrival they spoke with several witnesses who saw Kimaneshia Richards, the suspect, (B/F, 26 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) fire numerous gunshots that caused damage to three parked vehicles.

Later that same evening around 10:30 p.m. Officers responded to the 800 block of Clarence Drive in reference to another report of gunshots being fired. Upon Officers arrival they noticed a residence with the front door open and saw several drops of blood on the ground. While Officers were preparing to enter the residence they were advised that a black female had arrived to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the left arm. The victim told Officers that she was watching television when she heard gunshots in her backyard and realized that she had been struck by a stray bullet. She was released from the hospital the same night with non-life threatening injuries.

If you have seen Kimaneshia Richards or have any information about these two shootings please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective John Greely at (318) 357-3811. Do not attempt to apprehend or detain this individual by yourself.
Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

Chief Micky Dove
Natchitoches Police Department