On Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:13 P.M., the Natchitoches Police Department responded to several calls in reference to multiple shots being fired at a local convenience store, Shop Rite, located at 247 Keyser Ave. Upon arrival officers came in contact with, Jamel Haskett, who had been shot multiple times. As a result of his injury Mr. Haskett was immediately transported by ambulance to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where he later died.
The Criminal Investigations Division of the Natchitoches Police Department was then contacted and began an investigation. Detectives were told that a fight had broken out between Mr. Haskett and Jaquarious Tyjuan Ardison, Black, Male, 21 years of age, of Campti, LA. Both subjects then exchanged multiple gun shots resulting in Mr. Haskett’s death.
Jaquarious Ardison is currently being sought in connection with the shooting death of Jamel Haskett. A warrant for the arrest of Ardison has been secured on the charge of First Degree Murder. If anyone has information in reference to the shooting they’re urged to contact Detective William Connell of the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (318) 214-1703 or they may contact the Natchitoches Police Department directly at (318) 352-8101. All calls shall be kept confidential.
Chief Micky Dove
Natchitoches Police Department Release Date: April 1, 2018