Suspect in fatal shooting of Shreveport toddler arrested

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS)– The man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Shreveport toddler Friday night has turned himself in.

A warrant was issued Saturday morning for 19-year-old Ta’Darious Upshaw on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm after he was identified as the suspect in the shooting of 2-year-old Kynsley Robinson and her father, 22-year-old, Roderick Robinson.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday as Robinson was pulling his was car into the Linwood Homes Apartments in the 7200 block of Bernstein Avenue. The little girl was struck in the head by a bullet and died early Saturday morning at LSU Oschner Hospital in Shreveport. Her father was struck in the lower leg and is expected to survive.

Police say Upshaw surrendered to authorities Saturday afternoon and was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.  Upshaw has been additionally charged with second-degree murder.

Upshaw’s bond has been set at $750,000.00 with additional charges as the investigation continues.

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