SPD: Second suspect wanted in connection with shooting that wounded 3 in late December


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport police are on the hunt for a second suspect believed to be involved in a shooting that left three people injured by gunfire in late December 2020.

According to the Shreveport Police Department, 18-year-old Jeremy Upshaw is wanted for the principal to attempted first-degree murder in connection with a shooting that left three people wounded in December.

Police say the shooting happened near Prentiss Street and Woodford Street on December 29, but the victims showed up at Oschner LSU Health. A woman and two men were treated for their injuries and are recovering.

Jontavius Pugh, 19, is charged with principal to attempted first-degree murder in a Dec. 19, 2020 shooting that left three people wounded. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

Through their investigation, SPD says detectives identified 19-year-old Jontavius Pugh as a suspect in the shooting and a warrant for his arrest was issued. On Thursday afternoon, investigators got a tip that 19-year-Pugh was in the 3700 block of Murvon Street.

Pugh ran when officers spotted him, according to police. He was later taken into custody in the 3700 block of Peyton Street and taken to Ochsner LSU Health for minor injuries. After he was treated and released from the hospital, Pugh was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of principal to attempted first-degree murder.

On Friday, police later identified Upshaw as a second suspect, and they say is considered to be armed and dangerous.

If anyone has information about Upshaw or knows where he is, please contact Shreveport Police immediately at 318-673-7300 #3 or 318-673-6955. Those wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or via their app, P3Tips. Upshaw should be considered armed and dangerous.

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