Natchitoches Police arrest 16-year-old juvenile for shooting incident

Natchitoches Police Department arrested a juvenile suspect for attempted murder stemming from an incident that occurred in the city of Natchitoches.  

Natchitoches Police Department officers were notified of a juvenile male that shot at an adult male on May 23 around 1:57 pm.  The victim told officers that he saw a juvenile riding past his home, on a bicycle that he recognized as being his that had been stolen several days prior.  The victim said that when he approached the juvenile, the juvenile pulled a handgun and fired a single shot at him, then fled the area on foot.  The victim notified the police and gave a physical description, as well as directions of travel for the juvenile. 

After a short search of the area, officers with the Natchitoches Police Department located the juvenile in in a parking lot on Second St.  The juvenile was taken into custody without incident and found to be in possession of a handgun.  The juvenile will be placed in a juvenile detention facility, pending further court proceedings.  

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) 357-3817.  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.