NPD investigates shooting



During the early morning hours of Thursday, April 25, the Natchitoches Police Department responded to a call from  Ashley Pye who stated her child’s father, Patrick Howard, had been shot.  Officers responded to the area where they located Howard lying inside of his car.  Howard had sustained two gunshot wounds and was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center.  A short while later Howard was transferred to Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria where he is listed in stable condition.

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The Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and responded to the area.  Once on scene detectives obtained suspect information .  A warrant for the arrest of Jaterrion Rainey for Attempted First Degree Murder was secured .  Rainey was located and is  being held by the Houston Police Department.

This investigation remains under current investigation. Any citizen with information in reference to this shooting to should contact the Natchitoches Police Department directly at (318) 352-8101 or t Detective Sergeant William Connell of the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (318) 238-3911.

All calls shall be kept confidential.