(Natchitoches)-On Saturday evening, November 26, 2022 shortly after 11:00pm, Detectives with the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau were requested by Natchitoches Police to investigate a homicide by shooting in the City of Natchitoches according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

At approximately 10:39pm, Natchitoches Police responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of “shots fired” in the area of Grace and Berry Avenues in Natchitoches.

Responding units arrived on scene finding one person lying on the edge of the road suffering from a life threatening gunshot wound and learned that another victim suffering from a gunshot wound had been transported by private vehicle to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The scene was taped off and secured by Natchitoches Police.

The shooting resulted in the death of 19-year-old Rodjay Jaheim Stackhouse of Natchitoches, La.

Stackhouse was pronounced dead at the scene by Natchitoches Parish Assistant Coroner Steven Clanton.

The body has been transported to Shreveport for an autopsy.

A 20-year-old Natchitoches man suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound was treated at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center.

Five detectives assigned to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene.

NPSO Detectives were briefed and learned that suspects involved in the shooting fled the scene.

Detectives spent most of the night processing the crime scene, photographing and collecting evidence and speaking with possible witnesses and residents in the area.

Detectives say multiple empty bullet casings were collected at the crime scene, however, no motive for the shooting has been established at this time.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Natchitoches Police requested the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office investigate the shooting to protect the integrity of the investigation because the victim is related to NPD employees.

NPSO Major Reginald Turner said “as we continue to investigate recent gun violence and this senseless murder, we ask the community to pull together, provide us with information and help us from a public safety standpoint to solve this case and other unsolved cases in Natchitoches Parish.”

Sheriff Stuart Wright, Natchitoches Mayor Ronnie Williams and Natchitoches Police Chief Nikeo Collins extend their condolences to family and friends of Rodjay Jaheim Stackhouse.

If you have any information regarding this homicide, please contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division. Your information will remain confidential.

Case Agent:
Detective Lt. J. Byles
NPSO Criminal Investigations Bureau

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