NPD Detectives Arrest Suspected Shooter

NPD Arrest

The Criminal Investigations Division of the Natchitoches Police Department began an investigation into the shooting of Shenihia Authur. Based on information obtained by detectives a search warrant for the residence located at 626 Genti St. was then obtained and executed. As a result detectives were able to take the suspected shooter in custody, arrested was, Jimmy Benjamin, DOB: 11/5/1981, of 626 Genti St., Natchitoches, LA on one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder. Benjamin was later transported out to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

If anyone has information in reference to the shooting you’re urged to please contact the Natchitoches Police Department directly at (318) 352-8101 or you may contact Detective Bobby Beard of the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (318) 238-3914. All calls shall be kept confidential.
Original Story:

NPD Investigates Early Morning Shootings

During the early morning hours of Monday, November 13, 2018, the Natchitoches Police Department responded to a call on Genti St., due to a concerned citizen stating that a female had been shot in the mouth. Officers immediately responded to the area where they located Ms. Shenihia Authur and spoke with her about what had happened. Ms. Authur was able to give the responding officers information on who had shot her and the location as to where she was shot. Ms. Authur was later transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center however due to the severity of her injury Authur had to be transported to Rapides General Hospital where she underwent surgery and is currently listed in critical condition.

As a result of the information officers obtained the Criminal Investigations Division of the Natchitoches Police Department was contacted and began an investigation. If anyone has information in reference to the shooting you’re urged to please contact the Natchitoches Police Department directly at (318) 352-8101 or you may contact Detective Bobby Beard of the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (318) 238-3914. All calls shall be kept confidential.