Man arrested after shooting into crowd

Shreveport Police Department
Monday, October 18, 2010 - 10:10am

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday , Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a shots fired call in the 6100 block of Tierra Drive. Upon arrival, officers learned that a large group of people were gathered outside of an apartment complex there when an SUV drove past them and at least one of the occupants in the truck fired shots at the crowd. No one was injured.

Investigating officers discovered that the suspects apparently fired at the victims because an ongoing dispute regarding a reported robbery that occurred yesterday. Detectives have been told that a male subject was robbed by at least one male suspect yesterday and, after the robbery, 29 year old Courtney Ray approached a person he apparently believed was involved and fired shots at him. Patrol officers located Ray, of the 6500 block of Tierra Drive in Shreveport, this afternoon as part of their investigation into the shots fired call and placed him under arrest for several outstanding traffic warrants. Courtney Ray was booked into the Shreveport City Jail where investigators later charged him with one count of illegal use of a weapon in reference to the shooting yesterday.

Detectives are working at this time to positively identify who fired shots today from the moving vehicle and to sort out exactly what happened yesterday relative to the reported robbery. Anyone with any information regarding these cases is urged to call Shreveport Police detectives at 318-673-6955 or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.


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