Man found dead in backyard of Shreveport home, SPD offering $2K reward


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Detectives are offering a $2,000 reward for information in connection with a fatal shooting in Shreveport’s Werner Park neighborhood where a man was found dead in the backyard of a home early Tuesday morning.

According to the Shreveport Police Department, officers were called before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday about a man being shot in the backyard of a home in the 3400 block of Clarke Boulevard. When police arrived at the scene, they found the man’s body and saw that he was shot multiple times.

Tiffany Dewitt, a resident of the home, told police she was sleeping in her bedroom with her 9-year-old daughter when she heard gunshots, a man screaming, and then silence. Dewitt got up, looked out her window, and saw the victim lying in the yard, She immediately called 9-1-1, while looking out the window, trying to see if the victim was still breathing, but afraid to go outside and check.

After their arrival, officers ruled the man’s death as a homicide and called investigators and the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office. The coroner will release the victim at a later time.

SPD says investigators collected shell casings and other evidence while detectives spent the day canvassing the neighborhood in an attempt to locate witnesses.

If anyone has information about the fatal shooting, please call Shreveport Police immediately at 318-673-6955 or 318-673-7300 #3. Those that wish to remain anonymous can submit information to Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or via their app, P3Tips. Remember, Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

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