The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested an individual for Attempted Second Degree Murder for a shooting that occurred on Royal Street near South Drive.
On April 8, 2021 around 1:23 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the 100 block of Royal Street near South Drive in reference to gunshots in the area. Upon officers arrival they located the victim who was suffering from several gunshot wounds. While officers were speaking with witnesses they were notified that the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office located the suspect vehicle in the 200 block of Fairgrounds Road and after a brief foot chase Marquis Evans (B/M, 20 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) was arrested without incident.
Marquis Evans has been arrested for one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder and he was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
The victim was transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and later air lifted to a hospital in Caddo Parish where they are listed in stable condition.
If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective William Connell at (318) 238-3911. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.
Public Information Officer
Natchitoches Police Department
Release Date: April 8, 2021