SPD: Traffic stop yields attempted murder arrest

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The man accused of attempted murder in a November Canal Street shooting is behind bars, after patrol officers took him into custody during a February traffic stop, according to Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond.


Christopher Williams, 29, was identified as the suspect in a shooting that left 21-year-old Darien Adams in life-threatening condition after being shot at least twice in the upper body.


Adams was taken to Oschner LSU Health, survived and, according to police, continues to recover.


It happened just before 11 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2018, when SPD patrol officers responded to shots-fired reports in the 5900 block of Canal Street.


Upon their arrival, officers found Adams suffering from gunshot wounds. As the victim was treated and transported to the hospital, detectives with SPD’s Violent Crimes and Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene and launched their investigation.


Detectives interviewed witnesses, and the crime scene unit collected shell casings and other evidence left at the scene.


As the investigation proceeded, detectives were able to develop and identify Williams of the 4300 block of Lakeshore Drive as the suspect.


A warrant was issued for Williams, charging him with one count of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder.


Williams bond was set at $500,000.


On February 1, 2019, Williams was taken into custody by patrol officers during a traffic stop. He was booked into the Shreveport City jail on his warrant and is currently being held at the Caddo Correctional Center.


The Shreveport Police Department would like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for their assistance throughout the investigation.

This arrest was not, Williams’ first rodeo, however, but instead was the latest in a string of at least a dozen arrests that began when he was 17-years-old when he was arrested for a drive-by shooting and resisting arrest; other charges have included several violent crimes including attempted murder charges, as well as aggravated assaults with a firearm.


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