Natchitoches Police investigate homicide on Woodyard Drive


The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred early Saturday, Aug. 6 around 12:45 a.m. on Woodyard Drive.
Natchitoches Police Department officers heard several gunshots in the area and upon arrival, located a vehicle in the 900 block of Woodyard Drive that had crashed into a utility pole with front end damage. Jay Tousant Jr., b/m, 21, of Natchitoches was located inside the vehicle suffering from several gunshot wounds. As a result of his injuries, Tousant Jr. was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.
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 Rudy Glass at (318) 357-3878. 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.