SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Shreveport woman has been charged in connection with the death of a Minden woman who was run over during an argument early Tuesday afternoon.
Shreveport police say 21-year-old Shameka Ellis is charged with second-degree murder following a dispute between the two women in the 3600 block of Southern Ave. just before 1 p.m.
According to relatives, the victim was 21-year old Louquandelyn Hargrove. They say she leaves behind a one-year-old daughter. The Caddo Coroner’s Office confirmed her identity late Tuesday afternoon.
Police say officers were called to the scene for reports that a black SUV had struck a building and a female pedestrian was pinned beneath the vehicle. Officers arrived to find that the victim, later identified as Hargrove, had died.
“During preliminary investigation by officers on scene, information was gathered suggesting the deceased had been intentionally run over by a Ford Expedition after engaging in a physical altercation with another female was driving the SUV and subsequently who fled the scene on foot,” according to a statement released by SPD.
Ellis, who was believed to be the driver of the SUV involved in the incident, was stopped by officers a short time later in the 900 block of Elmwood St. and detained for questioning. Police say there was a child with her at the time. Investigators say they learned during the investigation that followed that Ellis was the driver of the SUV that struck and killed Hargrove. They say they also learned that there was a man and a child in the vehicle with her at the time of the crime.
Police say the child was not hurt and was released to family members after being evaluated by medical staff at Ochsner LSU Health.
Ellis was booked into the Shreveport City Jail. Police say no one else is facing charges in connection with the case.
Witnesses say the women were arguing over a man when the driver of the SUV showed up outside the victim’s home on Southern Ave. There was a confrontation and a physical fight, and friends of the victim say the woman driving the SUV took Hargrove’s phone. When Hargrove broke a window in an effort to get the phone back, the driver reportedly ran her over.