Natchitoches Police investigate homicide on Stella Street

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Monday evening on Stella Street.

Natchitoches Police Department received several phone calls in reference to gunshots on May 1 around 8:16 pm in the area of Stella Street and Northern Street.  Upon officers arrival they located a vehicle in the 1400 block of Stella Street that had crashed into a tree with heavy front end damage.  A 16 year old juvenile was located inside the vehicle suffering from several gunshot wounds.   As a result of their injuries the juvenile was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office. 

Officers were also told that two additional juvenile victims were transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center by family members.  One of the juveniles was later transported to a hospital in Shreveport for additional medical treatment and the other was released. 

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 Shane Garcie at (318) 357-3858.  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.