Breaking News: Update—Death ruled homicide on Highland Park Drive

Early reports are that a body was found in the Breda Town area. Natchitoches Times photo

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place late Sunday night on Highland Park Drive.
NPD officers were dispatched Jan. 31 around 8:33 a.m. to the park on Highland Park Drive in reference to a vehicle in the parking lot. Officers located Renrick Duke, b/m, 39, of Natchitoches suffering from several gunshot wounds. Duke was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office as a result of his injuries.
This investigation is ongoing and the Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Anyone with additional information in regards to this investigation should contact Detective Trent Perritt at (318) 238-3914. . Remember all information given shall remain confidential.
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Call 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.

***City Police Officers are on the scene of a possible homicide on Highland Park in the Breda Town area. Roads are blocked and motorists should avoid the area if possible.

More details as they become available.

Officers have blocked the area to the alleged crime scene. Natchitoches Times photo