On Monday February 27, 2017, at approximately 8:45 P.M. the victim of a gunshot wound arrived at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center by way of a personal vehicle. An off duty Natchitoches Police Officer working security at the hospital quickly made contact with this victim in an effort to obtain as many facts as possible to enable the police to respond accordingly.
Leo Johnson was able to communicate with the officer and told that as he and his wife were leaving bingo paradise on Keyser Ave, he got into a dispute with three subjects at the carwash. Mr. Johnson went on to say that as he and his wife were driving away, one of the men he had gotten into the dispute with shot at him through the back window of his vehicle. Mr. Johnson was struck on the right side of his face but his wife escaped injury during the volley of gunfire. Natchitoches Police Officers and Detectives quickly arrived and began gathering information and evidence in effort to bring the shooter, or shooters, to justice.
Ultimately, Ervin Walker, 51, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
The Victim, Mr. Johnson, was transported to University Health in Shreveport, La. and at last report, was listed in stable condition.