NPD Investigates Two Shootings

The Natchitoches Police Department responded to the Natchitoches Thomas Apartments on Feb. 4 at 6:30 pm in reference to shots being fired in the area. The police department along with the complexes security responded to the R Building. Responding officers then located, twenty (20) year old, Deboris Collins who had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. Mr. Collins was later transported to the NRMC for treatment. As a result of the shooting the Criminal Investigations Division of the Natchitoches Police Department was contacted and began an investigation into the events leading up to the shooting.

The Natchitoches Police Department responded to shots being fired in the area of Lake and Sanford Street on Feb. 5 at 6:28 pm. Upon arrival, officers completed a search of the immediate and surrounding areas but were unable to locate the source of the shots. Information was then obtained that led officers to the emergency room of the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where they spoke with a male subject who had been shot. The victim, twenty-two (22) year old, Chrishawn Carter, had sustained a gunshot wound to his arm. The Criminal Investigations Division of the Natchitoches Police Department was then contacted and began an investigation.

If anyone has information in reference to either of the shootings you’re urged to please contact the Natchitoches Police Department directly at (318) 352-8101 or you may contact Detective Jeff Townson of the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (318) 357-3852. All calls shall be kept confidential.

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