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.
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