Two Shreveport men are behind bars in connection with a shots fired incident outside a south Shreveport store.
The incident happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Wal-Mart Super Center located in the 1600 block of East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.
When police arrived they learned that a man identified as Abdallah Rayyan, was armed with a gun and seen firing several rounds at another man identified as Christopher Dunkentell who was running in the parking lot of the business.
Officers located Rayyan, 23, and took him into police custody. Authorities also recovered the weapon believed to have been used during the incident.
According to investigators Rayyan arrived at the Wal-Mart after having pre-arranged an appointment to meet Dunkentell, 24, for the purposes of selling him a cell phone.
During their meeting, which occurred inside a vehicle driven by Rayyan; Dunkentell, while examining the phone being held for sale, jumped out of the passenger side of Rayyan’s vehicle and ran away with the phone.
Rayyan, who is accused of arming himself and firing numerous shots while chasing Dunkentell.
Dunkentell later returned to the scene of the crime over an hour later, at which time he was taken into police custody by Chief of Police Alan Crump.
Both Rayyan and Dunkentell were taken into custody and interviewed by detectives.
Both men were later booked into the Shreveport City Jail. Rayyan is charged with discharging a firearm within the city limits, while Dunkentell is charged with misdemeanor theft.
Police Chief Alan Crump detained a suspect who returned to the scene of a shots fired incident outside of a Shreveport business.
The man who ran away after he allegedly tried to steal a cell phone during a transaction outside of the Walmart on Bert Kouns was detained after approaching Chief Crump.
Once Crump detained the suspect, he then called officers to come and take him into custody.
Investigators said the man who did the shooting is also in custody.
No word yet on what charges the men will face.
An investigation is underway after shots were fired outside of a local business Thursday morning.
The shooting happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. at the Walmart in the 1600 block of East Bert Kouns.
Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump said two men agreed on the internet to meet outside of the store to make a cell phone transaction.
According to detectives the buyer allegedly took the phone and ran away.
The man who was selling the phone was in his vehicle and began chasing the other man. The man also allegedly fired shots at the person.
Witnesses told officers the man who ran away with the phone was shot in the side.
The suspect is in police custody. The other man ran off near Tinseltown and officers are continuing their search for him.