Local Merchants Partner with NPD to Bring Criminal to Justice

The Natchitoches Police Department responded to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center on Oct. 18 between 3:30-4 pm in reference to a shooting victim. Officers quickly learned that Jirah Lyons was riding with another individual down Amulet Street when an unknown person began shooting at their vehicle. The shooting took place in the area of Hedges Street and the heinous act nearly claimed the life of Lyons. Since then, the Natchitoches Police Department has been working tirelessly in an effort to bring the person responsible to justice.

Area businesses wishing to help have donated money to the cause and there is now a reward of $500 for information leading to the arrest of this criminal. Please contact Det. John Wynn 357-3811 or Lt. Jeff Townson 357-3852 with any assistance you can provide.

Original Release: October 18, 2019

Natchitoches Police seek public’s help in shooting that occurred on Amulet Street

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Friday afternoon on Amulet Street near Hedges Street.

On October 18, 2019 around 3:45 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were notified by the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center that Jirah Lyons (B/F, 20 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) was at the hospital with a gun shot wound to the neck. Upon officers arrival to the hospital they were able to learn that Jirah Lyons and another individual were traveling on Amulet Street when an unknown individual began to shoot at their vehicle near Hedges Street.

The Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.

If you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective Alisha Roberson at (318) 357-3810. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

2 thoughts on “Local Merchants Partner with NPD to Bring Criminal to Justice

  1. thank god this didn’t ruin festival weekend.This town is going to pot
    on daily basis,roads,crime,store closures but as long as front street looks good and festival happens with out a hitch its all good.

  2. We have to be tops in the nation for our shooting per capita rate. We average at least one a week. It’s just a matter of time before a tourist or someone important catches a stray bullet. Then something will be done about it.

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