Natchitoches Police arrest two juveniles after shooting on Royal Street

Royal Street – Natchitoches

The Natchitoches Police Department arrested two juveniles and recovered three firearms yesterday afternoon after a report of shots being fired on Royal Street.

On March 6, 2023, around 5:12 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to Royal Street in reference to hearing gunshots in the area.  Officers were able to get a description of the suspect vehicle and were told it fled toward South Drive.  While searching the area officers located the vehicle on Williams Avenue and attempted a traffic stop on Scarborough Avenue.  When the suspect vehicle finally stopped two of the passengers fled from the car on foot.  After a brief foot chase the two juveniles were placed under arrest without incident.

One of the juveniles was arrested for illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, discharging a firearm within the city limits of Natchitoches, and being in possession of a stolen firearm.  The second juvenile was arrested for illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

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.


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 smartphone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388.  All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the arrest of an offender.