SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A man wanted in a shooting last weekend at a Queensborough apartment complex is in custody and facing more charges now after leading police on a chase late that ended in a crash with another vehicle late Saturday night.
According to Shreveport police, 26-year-old Libert M. Burns was wanted on a charge of attempted first-degree murder in connection with an August 8 shooting at the Lake Side Apartments on Carrie Street that left one person wounded.
Officers spotted burn and tried to pull him over just after 11 p.m. Saturday but police say Burns kept on driving, running a stoplight and striking another vehicle before bailing and taking off on foot.
Officers caught up with him, however, and placed him under arrest. Police say in addition to second-degree murder, he is now charged with aggravated highway obstruction, resisting an officer, obstruction of justice, and illegal possession of stolen things.
At last check, Burns remained held at the Shreveport City Jail. Bond had not been set.