Natchitoches Police arrest individual for Sunday afternoon shooting

The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Lajerius Tousaint (B/M, 22 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) for a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon in the Bayou Gin Mobile Home Park.

On September 11, 2022 around 1:17 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the 400 block of Fairgrounds Road in reference to gunshots in the area.  Upon officers arrival they spoke with several witnesses who were able to provide a description of the suspect vehicle. A few hours later a trooper with the Louisiana State Police located the suspect vehicle and Lajerius Tousaint was placed under arrest without incident.

Lajerius Tousaint was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center for Illegal use of a Weapon and Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property.

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 Davanta Stevenson at (318) 357-3817.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.  

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