Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a shooting in Campti that has resulted in a Natchitoches man fighting for his life according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.
NPSO Patrol Operations Bureau deputies responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a male being transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Campti Medical Clinic suffering from gunshot wounds on May 10 around 4:25 pm. Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS and deputies arrived at the clinic finding a 30-year-old Natchitoches man suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Air-EVAC medical helicopter was dispatched to a landing zone in Campti for air transport. The victim was airlifted to a regional trauma center with life-threatening injuries.
Detectives assigned to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division responded to assist in the investigation. Detectives learned during the early stages of the investigation, that a motorist was traveling on Burl Pickett Road in Campti when they discovered the victim lying on the side of the road suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The motorist then aided the victim into their vehicle and transported the victim to clinic for medical aid.
Detectives interviewed the motorist and determined the person to be a “good samaritan” aiding his fellow man. Deputies discovered the actual crime scene on Burl Pickett Road.
Detectives responded to process, photograph and process the crime scene where multiple bullet casings were recovered.
A heavy law enforcement presence could be observed in the area. Detectives canvassed the area talking to residents, however, no suspect(s) have been determined at this time.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information that may assist detectives in this investigation, contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division at 357-7830 or Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at 238-2388. You may be eligible for a reward. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization and not a law enforcement agency.
No further information will be released at time.