Natchitoches Police identify suspect from Wednesday evening shooting

The Natchitoches Police Department has identified Shafonda Murphy (B/F, 40 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) as a suspect in a shooting that occurred Wednesday evening, Feb. 22 around 10:16 pm.

Natchitoches Police Department officers responded to a business in the 1400 block of Texas Street in reference to a gunshot victim.  Upon officers arrival they located the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury. 

An arrest warrant has been issued for Shafonda Murphy who is wanted for attempted second degree murder.

If you have seen Shafonda Murphy please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective Davanta Stevenson at (318) 357-3878.  Do not attempt to apprehend or detain this individual by yourself.   Shafonda Murphy is considered to be armed and dangerous.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.  

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smart phone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388.  All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,500 for the arrest of an offender.