NPD issues update on shooting near Lafayette and MLK Drive



UPDATE: The Natchitoches Police Department arrested a 16-year-old black male juvenile on the morning of May 18. He was charged with two counts of attempted first murder and placed in WARE Youth Detention Center.

Simco Morris is currently listed in stable condition. The second victim was uninjured.

Original Press Release: NPD investigates shooting

The Natchitoches Police Department responded to a call May 17 just before 9 am of a subject being shot near Lafayette and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Natchitoches Police Department officers and detectives responded and began investigating the incident. The victim, identified as Simco Morris Jr. 22, was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with a reported gunshot wound to the chest. He was and later airlift to a hospital in Shreveport. He is listed in critical condition.

This investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Connell at (318)238-3911 or the Natchitoches Police Department at (318)352-8101.

Approved for release by Chief Dove