Louisiana State Police Investigating In-Custody Death in Shreveport

Published: 12-10-2023 | Category: Troop G


December 10, 2023


UPDATE: Louisiana State Police Investigating In-Custody Death in Shreveport


ShreveportOn Saturday, December 9, 2023, shortly after 11:30 p.m., Shreveport Police Patrol Officers were patrolling in the Broadmoor area, due to a recent rise in burglaries. Officers contacted a male subject on a bicycle, in the 4100 block of Youree Drive, within the city limits of Shreveport. During this encounter, the subject fled, initiating a foot pursuit through the A.C. Steere Park area.


At the termination of the foot pursuit, the subject became uncooperative and failed to comply with lawful commands given by Officers. As a result, an Officer deployed a department issued Taser in an attempt to gain compliance. Shortly thereafter, Officers immediately observed that the subject was in medical distress and began rendering life-saving measures. The subject was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, where he was later pronounced deceased. No Officers were injured during this incident.


The Shreveport Police Department requested Louisiana State Police to investigate this in-custody death. This investigation remains active and ongoing. Through coordination with the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office and LSP Investigators, additional information will be provided once it becomes available. 


Anyone with information and/or pictures and video are urged to share that information with LSP Investigators by calling 318-741-2735.


In addition to the option above, citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/suspicious.nsf/WebForm?OpenForm or calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.


See below for the initial news release from 4:25 this morning.


Shreveport- Louisiana State Police Investigators have been requested by Shreveport Police Department to investigate an in-custody death in Shreveport. Investigators are working diligently to process the scene and gather further information. Additional details will be released when available.

Contact Information:

TPR LeAnn Hodges

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs - Troop G

Office: (318) 741-7409