Arrest made, victim identified in fatal shooting at Bossier City pawn shop


BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Bossier City police say they have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man outside a pawn shop on East Texas Street Friday afternoon.

Colton Mathews, 23, of Bossier City, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of 65-year-old Joe Williams, Jr. of Bossier City, according to BCPD.

Colton Thomas Matthews

It happened around 3:20 p.m. at the Cash ‘N A Flash Pawn Shop at 4601 E. Texas St. Police say two men got into an argument outside the business and Mathews pulled out a gun and shot Williams.

A witness flagged down a state trooper, who called in the city police department. Williams was pronounced dead when first responders arrived on the scene.

Investigators are not sure at this point what the argument was about.

Mathews was booked into the Bossier City jail Friday evening. Bond was set at $500,000.

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