Shreveport man charged, accused of fatally shooting girlfriend at Southport Apartments


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Shreveport man has been charged, accused of shooting and killing a woman whose body was found at an apartment complex in the Summer Grove neighborhood Friday afternoon.

According to the Shreveport Police Department, Benjamin Franklin is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Shameika Robison.

The fatal shooting happened in the 9300 block of Mansfield Road at the Southport Apartments complex. Shreveport police say they received a welfare concern call around 3:45 p.m. from Robinson’s family, who had not seen her in days.

When SPD arrived at her apartment, her front door was slightly open and they soon found Robinson inside. She had suffered multiple gunshot injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police say interviews and evidence led them to believe Franklin, Robison’s boyfriend, was responsible for taking her life.

SPD says detectives and US Marshals found Franklin at his home in the 9400 block of Blom Boulevard and took him into custody without incident.

Police also believe Franklin is responsible for an armed robbery of a Circle K convenience store that happened on May 6 in the 7900 block of Youree Drive.

Franklin is booked into the Shreveport City Jail on the murder charge and for armed robbery with a firearm.

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