Natchitoches Police investigate over night shooting and homicide

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide and shooting that took place late Thursday night.

On March 17, 2022 around 10:26 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the Bailey Heights neighborhood in reference to hearing multiple gunshots in the area. While responding to the area Police Communication Officers were notified that two gunshot victims were in front of a residence in the 1000 block of Amulet Street. Upon officers’ arrival they located one of the victims that was struck once by gun fire and another victim Kimanesha Carter (B/F, 28 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) suffering from several gunshot wounds in the rear of a vehicle. Kimanesha Carter was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office as a result of her injuries and the other victim was transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

This investigation is ongoing and the Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can report a tip anonymously by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.

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 Trent Perritt at (318) 238-3914. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

Corporal John Greely
Public Information Officer
Natchitoches Police Department