UPDATE: Suspect identified…Natchitoches Police investigate shooting on North Street

Update: Natchitoches Police identify suspect

The Natchitoches Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Elijah Collins, b/m, 20, of Natchitoches.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Collins, who is charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder.

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Anyone who has seen Collins should contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective Trent Perritt at (318) 238-3914.  Do not attempt to apprehend or detain this individual by yourself.   Collins is considered to be armed and dangerous.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.


The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday night at the Natchitoches Thomas Apartments.

On Dec. 5 around 5:45 p.m., NPD officers were notified by Natchitoches Regional Medical Center that an individual was brought to the hospital suffering from several gunshot wounds.  Officers learned the victim was shot at the Natchitoches Thomas Apartments prior to arriving at the hospital.

The victim was later airlifted to a hospital in Caddo Parish and is listed in moderate condition.

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

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388.  All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.