Pair of weekend stabbings injures two

Monday, November 19, 2012 - 9:15am

Two men are injured and one man is jailed following a pair of stabbings over the weekend in Shreveport.

Authorities were kept busy this weekend while investigating a pair of stabbings that injured two Shreveport men. The initial stabbing was reported on Saturday November 17, 2012 at approximately 9:56 p.m., when Shreveport Police officers arrived in the 6200 block of Buncombe Road. Upon their arrival, officers observed 37 year old Merlin Izaguirre of Shreveport, suffering a stab wound to the upper torso and arm. Izaguirre was subsequently transported by the Shreveport Fire Department to LSUHSC with what was described as potentially life threatening injuries. A short time later, officers working the stabbing observed a male subject walking along Buncombe Road a short distance from where the stabbing took place. When observed by officers, the man's hands and clothing had on them what appeared to be blood. The man, later identified as 54 year old Benedicto Aguilar of the 6200 block of Buncombe in Shreveport, was detained by authorities and later arrested after it was discovered that he was the person allegedly responsible for stabbing Izaguirre. Benedicto was interviewed by Violent Crimes Investigators, following which time he was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on charges of aggravated battery.

Just over three hours later, Shreveport Police responded to a second stabbing occurring in the 6200 block of Henderson Avenue. At approximately 1:11 a.m. on November 18, authorities arrived on scene at the stabbing during which time they located 42 year old Jerry Coleman of Shreveport suffering multiple stabs wounds to the lower torso. Coleman would later be transported to LSUHSC by the Shreveport Fire Department for what was described as potentially life threatening injuries. It was believed that Coleman was stabbed by a group of male suspects while attempting to intervene in a brawl between a group of women. No suspect descriptions have been provided and no arrests have been made in this stabbing as the investigation continues. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crimestoppers at (318) 673-7373 or Shreveport Police Detectives at (318)673-6955.


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