NPD Investigates Shooting

The Natchitoches Police Department responded to a call on April 25 from Ms. Ashley Pye who stated that her child’s father, Patrick Howard, had been shot. Officers immediately responded to the area where they located Mr. Howard lying inside of his car. Mr. Howard had sustained two gunshot wounds and was immediately transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. A short while later Mr. Howard was transferred to Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria, La where he is listed in stable condition.

The Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal InvestigationsDivision was contacted and responded to the area. Once on scene detectives were able to obtain suspect information as a result of their investigation. A warrant for the arrest of Jaterrion Rainey for Attempted First Degree Murder was secured by detectives. Rainey was later located and is currently being held by the Houston Police Department.

This investigation remains under current investigation however, the Natchitoches Police Department is urging any citizen with information in reference to this shooting to please contact the Natchitoches Police Department directly at (318) 352-8101 or you may contact Detective Sergeant William Connell of theNatchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Divisionat (318) 238-3911. All calls shall be kept confidential.

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