One dead, one injured in early-morning shooting

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KTAL/KMSS)  One man is dead, and a juvenile sustained minor injuries after the vehicle they were riding in came under fire early this morning.

Deshawn Beaudion, 20, was pronounced dead at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center.

Shortly after 2:40 a.m. today, Natchitoches Police Department responded to multiple shots being fired near Dixie Street in the Breda Town Community. 

While the police department was alerted by the Security Officer at the (NRMC) that  Beaudion had arrived at the hospital having sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the back.    

An initial investigation was started by responding officers which revealed that Beaudion was a passenger inside of a vehicle with another adult and two juvenile males.  

As the vehicle they occupied approached the Breda Town Park their vehicle came under immediate fire.  

In addition, officers learned that one of the juvenile passengers inside of the vehicle had also been struck in the back causing minor injury.        

The Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was also alerted and also responded to the area where the shooting was reported to have happened.  Detectives later processed the scene and spoke directly with witnesses.    

This investigation remains under current investigation however, the Natchitoches Police Department is urging any citizen with information in reference to this shooting to please contact the Natchitoches Police Department directly at (318) 352-8101 or you may contact Detective Sergeant Bobby Beard of the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (318) 238-3914. All calls shall be kept confidential.

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