***UPDATE*** SUSPECT IDENTIFIED
The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested an individual for Attempted Second-Degree Murder for a shooting that occurred on Royal Street near South Drive.
NPD officers responded around 1:23 p.m. Thursday, April 8 to the 100 block of Royal Street near South Drive in reference to gunshots in the area. Upon arrival they located the victim who was suffering from several gunshot wounds. While officers were speaking with witnesses they were notified that the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office located the suspect vehicle in the 200 block of Fairgrounds Road and after a brief foot chase Marquis Evans, b/m, 20, of Natchitoches was arrested without incident.
Evans is charged with one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder and placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
The victim was transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and later air lifted to a hospital in Caddo Parish where he is listed in stable condition.
To report suspicious activity contact the NPD at (318) 352-8101. Anyone with additional information in regards to this investigation should contact Detective William Connell at (318) 238-3911. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.
***UPDATE*** SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY
Early reports are confirming there has been a shooting on South Drive near the AccuTax location.
Chief Harman Winters confirmed one victim was shot in the chest.
There is also a heavy police presence off Fairgrounds Road at this time.
More details as the story unfolds.
NPD officers and State Police units are on scene. Please avoid the areas if possible.