Suspect questioned about shooting fatality


At 2:47 p.m. today, Sept. 29, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of Johnson Chute Road. An unidentified male with a gunshot wound the the chest was pronounced dead on the scene. The body was taken to the Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

Deputies learned that the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.A short time later, a suspect was taken into custody during a traffic stop on La Hwy. 1. Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division are interviewing the suspect. Official changes haven’t been made at this time.

Agents with the Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force assisted with this investigation.