NPD investigating shooting on Fairgrounds Road



The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Thursday night on Fairgrounds Road.

On Dec. 24 around 8:33 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the 200 block of Fairgrounds Road in reference to someone being shot.  Officers located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

While officers were rendering aid to the victim, they were notified by a witness that Joshua Jones, b/m, 19, of Simsboro got into an argument with the victim.

During the argument Jones shot the victim multiple times and fled the area on foot.  Officers located Jones and placed him under arrest without incident.

Jones is charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder and was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

To report suspicious activity or an emergency, contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Anyone with additional information in regards to this investigation should contact Detective Terry Johnson at (318) 357-3858.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.