NPD Investigators arrest two for attempted murder

Shooting Suspects

The Natchitoches Police Department responded to a call of shots being fired in the 400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive May 15 at 11:45 pm. Upon arrival officers spoke with the complainant who advised she and two friends were outside her residence when a vehicle, driven by Lewis Demars,17, passed by at a slow speed. She stated a few minutes later the vehicle passed by again. This time Lewis Demars and a passenger, identified as Corteze King, 17, began shooting at them. No one was hit by gunfire and no one was injured.

Warrants were signed by a Natchitoches Parish Judge for the arrest of Demars and King for their involvement in this incident on May 23.

On May 24, at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Demars was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder. King turned himself in to NPD Investigators a few hours later. He was charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder. Both were placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center were their bonds are set at $500,000 each.