SPD confirms victim in early-morning shooting in MLK neighborhood has died


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport police say the 17-year-old shot early Thursday morning in the Martin Luther King neighborhood has died.

Late Thursday afternoon, the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Deveonte Jeter. The coroner’s office says Jeter was shot in the head while a passenger in a vehicle on David Raines Road around 1 a.m. Thursday.

He was taken to Oschner LSU Health, where he died at 10:36 a.m.

Officers were initially called to the Cooper Road Plaza Apartments on Peach Street Thursday around 1 a.m. for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, police say they found the victim with gunshot wounds to the head and upper body.

There have been no arrests. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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