Update: Arrests made in connection with Feb. 8 shooting at local restaurant



On Feb. 28, the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested Brandon Harris, 17, Johnathan Brisker, 17, Byron Handy, 17, and Denzel Russell, 17, all of Coushatta, for their involvement in a fight in Natchitoches Feb. 8.

Each subject was charged with second degree battery and placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. All  have bonded out.

This investigation is still ongoing at this time. Anyone with any information in this case may contact Detective Terry Johnson at (318)357-3858.


Original press release follows:

NPD Investigates Shooting at Local Restaurant   

On Friday, Feb. 8 shortly after 11 p.m. the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Restaurant located on Keyser Ave. in reference to a large fight in progress in which shots had been reported fired.  Units from the police department immediately responded discovering a male subject lying on the ground unconscious as a result of a physical altercation. The male subject was later transported to  Natchitoches Regional Medical Center to seek treatment.

The police department was then alerted of a male subject, Quasey Washington, 18, who had been shot in the foot during the altercation at the restaurant. Washington advised authorities that while he and a friend attempted to flee the scene of the altercation he was struck in the foot by a bullet.

This investigation remains under current investigation, however, the Natchitoches Police Department is urging any citizen with information in reference to this shooting to contact them directly at (318) 352-8101 or Detective Commander Jeff Townson at (318) 357-3852. All calls shall be kept confidential.


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