Caddo deputies investigate Sunday afternoon fatal shooting on I-49 near Gillam


Traveion Fields,21, (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal shooting on Interstate-49 in north Caddo Parish.

Just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Caddo deputies responded to reports of a shooting on I-49 near Gilliam.

When they arrived, deputies found a 41-year-old male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was driven to Ochsner LSU Health Hospital by private vehicle, where he was pronounced dead.

According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, the victim was in riding in a car with family members driving north on I-49 when he got into an argument with his nephew, 21-year-old Traveion Fields.

Police say Fields pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the back of the head. After the shooting, the driver of the vehicle turned around to take the victim to the hospital.

Fields jumped out of the vehicle near North Forty Loop where he went to a residence and used the phone to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Police arrested Fields in the 1600 block of North Forty Loop and was booked into Caddo Correctional by Det. Demetrice Ellis for second-degree murder. 

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