Police put to the test with three weekend shooting investigations

Three shootings from Dec. 14-15.

Gunfire rings throughout Shreveport over the weekend, and now police are left to sort it all out.


There were three, two Sunday and one Saturday. So far, no one has died, but one of the victims in the shooting Sunday night is in critical condition. His name is Rodney Hill, 42, of Shreveport.


According to police, Hill was shot three times outside the Villa Marquis apartments Sunday evening, when he was trying to pull out of the driveway.  While the bullets were flying in his direction, he crashed into a fence and storage building across the street. In the passenger seat was Tiumeka Williams, 32. She was not shot but suffered minor injuries in the car crash. Her mother said her daughter was a catching a ride from Hill to the store.


Police said the vehicle Hill was driving was reported stolen, It has since been impounded and now collected as evidence. No arrests have been made in this case.


“I’m confident were going to gather as much information as possible and make an arrest in this case.”


On Sunday, around 3 a.m. Shreveport responded to Willis-Knighton North to help two men who arrived with gunshot wounds. According to police, the men were fighting another group near Linwood and Oakdale, when one of them accidently shot the other. Police arrested Gary McCain, 19, for illegal use of a weapon from a moving vehicle. He’s accused of shooting his friend Darien Adams in the hip. Both are expected to survive; police are unsure who shot McCain. The investigation is ongoing.


The third shooting over the weekend happed around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Police responded to a drive-by shooting in the 1900 block of Texas Avenue. Alvin Lattier, 31, was grazed by a bullet while leaving a party. Police said there was a fight and then someone in a red, four door sedan, drove by firing numerous rounds before taking off. No arrests have been made in this case. Lattier suffered minor injuries.


“Three shootings in any weekend is obviously something that we don't deal with often fortunately, however this being the case this past weekend, our investigators are continuously working around the clock, to see what took place,” said Cpl. Marcus Hines.  “We haven’t drawn a connection between any of the three shootings but at this point, it’s way to early to tell, if there’s something underlying going on with one or all three. “


In all, there were four people shot over the weekend. Police need your help in solving these three cases. If you have any information, you're asked to call Caddo Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373.  

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