Natchitoches Police investigate homicide on North Melrose Avenue

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday morning on North Melrose Avenue.

Natchitoches Police Department officers responded to the 100 block of North Melrose Avenue in reference to an individual being shot in an apartment pm April 12 around 10:50 am.  Upon officers arrival they located Joshua Chism (B/M, 21 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) suffering from a single gunshot wound.  As a result of his injuries Joshua Chism was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.

This investigation is ongoing and the Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.

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) 238-3914.  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) 357-3817.  All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,500 for the arrest of an offender.