Natchitoches Police investigate homicide on Berry Avenue; with a $2,500.00 reward being offered

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place Tuesday night on Berry Avenue.

On December 17, 2019 around 10:17 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Berry Avenue in reference to gunshots in the area. Upon officers arrival they located La’Terrian Mitchell (B/M, 27 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) and Shiunte Hicks (B/F, 24 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) suffering from gunshot wounds. La’Terrian Mitchell was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office as a result of his injuries. Shiunte Hicks was transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal has partnered with the Natchitoches Police Department and is offering a $2,500.00 reward for information that will result in an arrest and grand jury indictment of all people involved with this shooting.

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

If you would like to report suspicious activity or an emergency please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective John Wynn at (318) 357-3811. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

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Officer John Greely
Natchitoches Police Department

Release Date: December 18, 2019


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