Reward offered in Berry Avenue homicide



The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place Tuesday night on Berry Avenue.

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On Dec. 17 around 10:17 p.m., NPD officers responded to the 1100 block of Berry Avenue in reference to gunshots in the area. Upon arrival they located La’Terrian Mitchell, b/m, 27, and Shiunte Hicks, b/f, 24, both of Natchitoches, suffering from gunshot wounds.  Mitchell was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office as a result of his injuries. Hicks was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal has partnered with the Natchitoches Police Department and is offering a $2,500 reward for information that will result in an arrest and grand jury indictment of all people involved with this shooting.

The Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.

To report suspicious activity or an emergency contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation contact Detective John Wynn at (318) 357-3811.

Remember all information given shall remain confidential. 

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