Man shot, stabbed during altercation


At 10:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 the Natchitoches Police Department received a 911 call reporting gunshots fired in the 1400 block of Holmes Street. Officers and investigators arrived and found one victim with two gunshot wounds to the right arm. He was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where medical staff also discovered multiple stab wounds. The victim was airlifted to Rapides Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

Investigators spoke with witnesses who advised the incident started with subjects fighting. One subject went into a residence, retrieved a gun and shots were fired.

Investigators identified the subject as Jeremy Burton, 31, of Natchitoches.

Burton was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and discharging a firearm in the city limits. He was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

It is early in the investigation and more arrests are expected.

If anyone has information in reference this case contact the Natchitoches Police Department directly at (318) 352-8101 or contact Detective William Connell of the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (318) 238-3911.

All calls shall be kept confidential.