SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The man accused in the shooting death of another man over a place in line at a Shreveport convenience store over the weekend has been taken into custody in South Louisiana.
Curtis S. Edwards, 43, is charged with second-degree homicide in the fatal shooting of Kuyrjuan L. Mingo, 33, late Friday night. Investigators say Mingo was shot in the head during a fight over who was going to be served next at the cash register at the Hollywood Avenue store.
Through interviews with witnesses and video surveillance footage, investigators learned that just before a bystander stepped and tried to separate the two men, the gunman pulled a weapon from his waistband and shot Mingo before fleeing the scene.
Officers arrived to find Mingo inside the business suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Investigators were able to identify Edwards as a suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest on Tuesday and a reward was offered for information leading to his arrest. Police say he surrendered himself to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies in Lake Charles on Wednesday morning, according to SPD. His bond is set at $450,000.00.