Four men have been arrested by Shreveport Police in connection with a Cedar Grove murder in August 2021.

CPSO: Libert Burns

Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 600 block of West 64th Street on August 12, 2021, just before 2:30 p.m. Officers located two adult males and a juvenile on the scene, all suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. They were transported to Ochsner LSU Health Hospital where one of the men, 24-year-old Javoris Debouse, died from his injuries.

CPSO: Jaylen Burns

Investigators responded and launched an investigation. Detectives canvassed the neighborhood, searched for video surveillance, and interviewed several witnesses.  Detectives were able to determine that several black males driving a white Nissan truck were responsible for the deadly shooting.

CPSO: Tarus Walton

On August 14, 2021, Police located the Nissan truck and a brief vehicle chase ensued. Four males exited the vehicle and three were captured. The three men, Jaylen Burns (8-14-2002), Libert Burns (1-5-1995), and Tarus Walton (12-14-2002) were all booked into the Shreveport City Jail on unrelated charges. Investigators were able to gather information that led them to identify Tre’Veon Jackson as the person they believed responsible for Debouse’s murder and the injury of the other two victims. They procured warrants for Jackson charging him with two (2) counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder and one (1) count of second-degree murder. Bond was set at $550,000.00.

 On August 19, 2021, investigators were notified that the Northwest Louisiana Crime Lab had used evidence gathered to connect Jaylen Burns, Libert Burns, and Tarus Walton to the homicide. All were charged with two (2) counts each of Attempted Second Degree Murder and one count each of Second-Degree Murder.

 On September 8, 2021, Members of the Shreveport Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit, US Marshal’s Violent Offender’s Task Force and members of the Shreveport Police Department’s Warrant’s Unit located Jackson and took him into custody in the 1800 block of North Market without incident. He was taken to the Shreveport Police Complex and following interviews with investigators he was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on the warrants procured for this homicide and attempted Homicide and the murder of Horace Sparks.

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