One Dead in Officer Involved Shooting in South Shreveport
The Shreveport Police Department requested Troopers to investigate an officer-involved shooting on Mansfield Road at Valley View Drive, within the city limits of Shreveport. Sunday (4/23/23) evening around 9:30pm one subject was shot and has been pronounced deceased. No officers were injured during the incident.
Shreveport authorities along with Louisiana State Police were on the scene of the shooting investigating until early Monday (4/24/23) morning. Louisiana State Police have taken over the investigation.
The person who was shot and killed by Shreveport Police has been named by the Caddo Parish Coroner.
Joseph Dewayne Taylor, 33, of the 2700 block of Waggoner Avenue. The shooting occurred at 9:31 p.m. Taylor was transported to Ochsner LSU Health hospital, where he succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds at 9:57 p.m.
The slaying, Caddo Parish's 24th homicide of the year, is under investigation by the Louisiana State Police, to which further inquiries should be directed.
This is the second death of a civilian by a police officer in Shreveport in 2023. This incident is still under investigation. This story will be updated as more information is forthcoming.
Anyone with information and/or pictures and video are urged to share that information with LSP Detectives by calling 318-741-2735.