SPD names officers involved in Saturday shooting; suspect still at large

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Shreveport Police have released the names of the officers involved in a Saturday afternoon traffic stop that resulted in one suspect firing at officers and officers returning that fire.

Officer Harden Winn, hired by the department in March 2016, and Officer Charles Strawn, hired by the department in August 2018, were placed on paid departmental leave by Chief of Police Alan Crump as per departmental policy.

It happened around 4 p.m. Saturday when Strawn conducted a traffic stop on a silver four-door sedan driven by 18-year-old Nicholas Parks in the 4300 block of Wallace Avenue.

When Winn arrived on the scene as short time later to assist Strawn, he went to the right side of the vehicle to interview 20-year-old Isaiah Martin who was in the passenger seat.  As he approached, Martin flung open the passenger door and opened fire on Winn, as he bolted from the car on foot.

Both Winn and Strawn returned fire, but Martin was able to elude them on foot; however, based on information and evidence obtained in the course of the ongoing investigation, police believe Martin was wounded in the melee.

No officers were shot, though one was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

Police arrested Parks, of the 3700 block of Glencrest Street in Shreveport and booked him into the Shreveport City Jail on charges of no driver’s license and flight from an officer. 

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Martin, of the 3000 block of Bibb Street, charging him with attempted first degree murder of a police officer, with a bond set at $500,000.  He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Martin is asked to contact Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or visit P3tips.com. 

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

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