A Montgomery man is dead and another in serious condition as a result of an early morning shooting in Natchitoches according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.
NPSO Patrol Division deputies responded to reports of shots fired in the 100 block of Cherie Loop in Payne Sub-Division off of La. Hwy 6 East in the Grand Ecore area near Natchitoches on Dec. 26 at 1:56 am.
Deputies arrived on scene, discovering two males suffering from gunshot wounds, one deceased, the other in serious condition lying in the yard of a residence.
Detectives assigned to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS and the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene.
Michael R. Burks, 22, of the 1100 block of Rogers Road, Montgomery, La. was pronounced dead at the scene by Natchitoches Parish Assistant Deputy Coroner Steven Clanton.
The body is being transported to Shreveport for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
A 21-year-old Montgomery man was transported from the scene by EMS to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and transferred to Rapides Regional Medical Trauma Center in serious condition.
According to NPSO Asst. Chief of Investigations Reginald Turner, detectives along with patrol deputies worked throughout the night processing the crime scene and gathering evidence in the shooting investigation.
The Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s Office was notified.
Detectives are in the preliminary stages of the investigation, interviewing the alleged shooter and multiple witnesses.
We will release further information is the case unfolds according to Sheriff Jones”.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
If you have any information please contact Detective Jared Kilpatrick or Darrel Winder at 318-357-7830.