Juvenile charged with murder



The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. On Aug. 10 around 10:40 a.m., Natchitoches Police officers responded to the 900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in reference to an individual being shot at a residence. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile who had been shot several times.

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The victim was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and was later airlifted to another hospital for further treatment. Later in the afternoon, NPD placed a juvenile under arrest without incident. The juvenile is charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder and was placed in a juvenile detention center.