Shreveport Police have charged a man in connection with a shooting that claimed the life of another man this morning.

This morning just after 9:00 a.m., Shreveport Police responded to a shooting in the 2800 block of Desoto Street. Officers located an unresponsive 34-year-old adult male outside suffering from multiple gunshot injuries to the body. The victim was transported to Ochsner LSU Health with injuries so severe that he later died. The suspect fled the scene before officers could arrive on the scene.

Violent Crime and crime scene investigators responded to the scene and began their investigation by collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses. Through their investigation, detectives were able to determine that 26 year old Joshua Parks was the alleged shooter in this morning killing. According to witness statements, Parks was in an altercation with the victim before shooting him several times. Investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant charging Parks with one count of Second Degree Murder.

Later this afternoon, Parks turned himself in after finding out that police had identified him. He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail. Bond has not been set.

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