UPDATE: Suspect in Bossier early-morning shooting still at large

By Nancy Cook | ncook@ktalnews.tv

Published 08/02 2014 09:33AM

Updated 08/03 2014 02:49PM

The Bossier City Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning at a residence in the 2900 block of Rebel Drive.


Police were called to the scene just after 4 a.m. When they arrived they found the victim, identified as 30-year old Christopher Paul Davis of Shreveport, with gunshot wounds to his upper body.


Police say Davis, who had been staying at the residence, was inside the house when a male subject entered through the front door and attempted to rob him and two others who were also in the house.


At one point during the incident the gunman fired his weapon striking the victim. Two other men were not injured. The gunman then reportedly fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. 

A person inside the house at the time of the shooting told NBC 6 News that Davis, along with his brother, are taxi drivers for Action Taxi.  Another taxi driver known to the victim and his brother came in the front door of the house, Behind him was an African-American male wearing a red bandana who was holding a gun and intended to rob the men. 

Davis saw what was happening and went for a loaded gun that was in the house, but the suspect saw him and shot him  in the face The man told NBC news that Davis was in critical condition. However, repeated calls to University Hospital to inquire on the victim's condition were not returned


Bossier City Fire Department personnel took the victim to University Health in Shreveport where reportedly, he was stable.


The suspect is described as a black male, 5"10" to 6' tall, slender build and approximately 160 pounds. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100.


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