Shreveport Police Detectives were on the hunt for a man accused of the shooting death of 33-year-old Kurjuan Mingo at a convenience store over the weekend.
On April 23, 2021, just before 10:00 p.m. Shreveport Police detectives responded to Hollywood Avenue on reports of a shooting. Arriving officers saw Mingo inside of the business suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Investigators responded and crime scene personnel recovered physical evidence while violent crimes detectives interviewed witnesses and reviewed video surveillance footage. Through the investigation detectives learned that the victim and an unknown (at the time) black male engaged in a fight over who was going to be next in line at the cash register. A bystander separated the two. Shortly after being separated the suspect, described as a black male, pulled a weapon from his waistband and shot the victim. The suspect then exited the store and fled on Jewella Avenue in what was described as a white 2010 Honda Cross Tour.
Detectives were able to develop evidence that identified Curtis S Edwards (2-2-1978) as the person they believe responsible for this homicide. On April 27, 2021, investigators procured a warrant for Edwards charging him with one count of Second Degree Homicide. Bond was set at $450,000.00. Detectives believed at the time, that Edwards fled the state, possibly toward Texas.
On April 28, 2021, Curtis S. Edwards surrendered himself to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies in Lake Charles, Louisiana and is awaiting extradition back to Shreveport to be tried for the murder.

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