Deadly July 4th weekend shootings leave one dead, four injured, one critically

Crime

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport police responded to eight separate shootings that began Saturday afternoon with a fatal shooting outside Dillard’s department store in Mall St. Vincent and continued throughout the night and into the early morning hours of July 5th.

In the fatal shooting outside Dillard’s, 22-year old Treyvious Dotie was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Bryan Theus around 3:00 p.m. SJuly 4th.

Around 6:40 p.m., Shreveport police responded to reports of a shooting in the 3700 block of
Richmond Street. When officers arrived, they found a woman who had been shot in the foot. She was taken to Ochsner’s LSU Health with non-life-threatening injuries.

In the 2800 block of Westover Street just after midnight on Sunday, a 15-year old boy was suffering from a back injury. When police and EMT’s arrived on the scene it was determined the teen was shot in the back by a “falling bullet,” as there were no shell casings in the area. A falling bullet is one shot into the air that lands in a different location.

Then, just before 2:30 a.m. police responded to a shooting at the Get-N-Go Liquor Store in the 2600 block of Lakeshore Drive. When officers arrived, they found the victim inside the store who had been shot from outside the store through the window. The victim was taken to Ochsner’s LSU Health with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators pulled surveillance video and were able to see the suspect, who was masked, open fire through the store’s window and then flee on foot.

Shreveport police then responded to a shooting victim who showed up at Ochsner’s LSU Heath around 8:15 a.m. Sunday. The victim told them he was shot in the parking lot of a Circle K located in the 300 block West 70th Street. However, when SPD detectives went to the scene and pulled surveillance video, there was no evidence of a shooting in the store’s parking lot. 

There was a reported stabbing and attempted armed robbery at other gas store locations.

Shreveport police continue to investigate all these shootings and ask that anyone with information about any of these overnight shootings call Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373.

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