In custody within an hour
Shortly after 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Red River Parish Sheriff’s Communications received multiple calls for service involving weapons and shots fired. Multiple Coushatta Police Department and Red River Parish Sheriff’s units were dispatched to three locations within the city limits of Coushatta. At 8:08 p.m., Red River Parish Sheriff’s Communications received a call regarding an altercation at the Natchitoches Meat Pie facility located in the Industrial Park in Coushatta.
At 8:11 p.m., the second call was received which reported a gunshot victim at a residence on Jones Street in Coushatta. The third call came in at 8:21 p.m. from a residence on Brittain Street, which is in the same residential neighborhood as Jones Street. This call reported a residential break-in with shots fired. Responding officers/ deputies located a victim at the Jones Street location suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. Red River EMS subsequently transported this individual to University Health in Shreveport for treatment of what was classified as non-life-threatening injuries. While investigating at the Brittain Street location, officers/deputies learned of a second gunshot victim transported from that residence by private vehicle to Christus Coushatta Emergency Room.
This victim was suffering from two gunshot wounds, also classified as non-life threatening, and was later transferred to University Health in Shreveport for treatment. Multiple RRPSO detectives responded to assist the Coushatta Police Department (CPD) officers with crime scene processing, interviews, etc. During the course of the investigation it was confirmed that both shootings and the incident at the local business were related.
The suspected shooter, identified as Marcus Davis, reportedly held a worker at gunpoint at the Natchitoches Meat Pie facility in what appears to be an armed robbery.
After taking money from the victim, Davis then forced the worker to produce his keys and drive them to the worker’s residence located on Brittain Street. Once at the residence, the victim tried to flee into the residence which resulted in the assailant firing multiple rounds, striking the victim twice. It appears that Davis then fled the scene where he encountered the second (unrelated) victim at a nearby residence.
The second victim was unaware of what had just taken place and confronted the suspect as he passed on his property. He was subsequently shot in the face. The victim sought help at the home on Jones Street where he was located by responding officers/ deputies. On Oct. 16, CPD secured two warrants for the arrest on the suspect. Davis also had an outstanding arrest warrant through the RRPSO for three weapons related charges stemming from an incident occurring July 28 at the Silver Dollar Liquor Store south of Coushatta. It was also learned that the suspect had outstanding warrants from the Winfield Police Department also stemming from gun violence.
RRPSO detectives assisted in the investigation and developed leads as to the location of the suspect. On Oct. 17, deputies and detectives responded to a residential location on LA 480 (Red Oak Road) near the Springville community to execute the arrest warrants.
Davis was taken into custody following a brief standoff without incident. Davis, b/m, 28, of the 100 block of East Riddle St., Coushatta, was transported to the Red River Parish Jail (RRPJ) and booked on the following charges: Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities (3 counts) , Illegal Carrying of Weapons (3 counts), Possession of a Firearm or Carrying Concealed Weapon by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies (3 counts), Attempted First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Kidnapping, Carjacking, Home Invasion, Attempted Second-Degree Murder and four Out of Parish Fugitive Warrants. Three of the fugitive warrants were from Winnfield Police Department and included charges of Attempted Second-Degree Murder, Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies. The fourth fugitive warrant originated from Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Appear.
Total bond for Davis was set at $1,000,000 and he remains incarcerated in the RRPJ. A hold has been placed on his release by the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office and Winnfield Police Department.
Coordination between the Coushatta Police Department and the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office resulted in the speedy apprehension of this dangerous individual.