Man arrested in connection to homicide in Shreveport’s Werner Park neighborhood


Dontreal York,19, (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A man is behind bars for allegedly shooting a man to death and injuring another in Shreveport’s Werner Park neighborhood.

Shreveport detectives took 19-year-old Dontreal York, 19, was taken into custody in Bossier Parish with assistance from the US Marshals Task Force and Bossier Parish Sheriff’s deputies, after an arrest warrant was issued.

York is accused in the Jan. 19 shooting death Nicholas Toms, 23, and critically wounding 23-year-old Jacob Decamp.

According to Shreveport Police, just before 6 p.m. on Jan. 19, officers responded reports of a shooting in the 3000 block of Lindholm Street.

When they arrived officers found Toms and Decamp suffering with gunshot wounds. The victims were rushed to Ochsner LSU Health, where Toms later died of his injuries.

Police say Decamp is alive and stable, but no condition has been listed.

Violent Crimes and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene of the shootings and immediately began their investigation, which reported that the shooting happened during an argument over a gun deal.

Throughout a nearly two-week investigation, Violent Crimes Investigators were able to identify York as the suspect in this shooting.

An arrest warrant was issued for York charging him with one count of second-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder.

After an interview with detectives, York was booked into the Shreveport City Jail. On Saturday, York was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on one count of second-degree murder and one-count of attempted first-degree murder. He is being held on $250,000 bond.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss