Shreveport Police investigate standoff at apartment complex

Per a news release from the Shreveport Police Department:

An investigation is underway by Shreveport Police detectives following a standoff at a Shreveport apartment complex Monday evening.

Just after 8:23 p.m., on August 5, 2019, Shreveport Police patrol officers arrived at the Cedar Creek Village Apartments located in the  3500 block of Cedar Creek Drive.  Officers were responding to report of shots fired inside an apartment building.  As officers gathered additional information on scene, it was alleged that a 26 year old white male had fired a rifle inside an apartment and subsequently barricaded himself inside a room within the apartment.  Moments later, it was believed the man began to set fire to items inside the room, causing a smoke detector to sound.  Fire crews from the Shreveport Fire Department arrived on scene within minutes to extinguish the fire; however initial efforts were stalled due to the volatile situation unfolding inside the apartment.

Members of the Shreveport Police Department’s Special Response Team and hostage negotiators were dispatched to the scene in efforts to bring to situation to a close.  Following multiple failed attempts to contact the man inside the apartment, police SWAT team members made entry into the apartment, followed by SFD fire crews, who were able to quickly dispose of a small fire, which did not spread to any additional units.  Once inside the apartment, a deceased male was located inside.  The cause of death was not immediately known.  Officials with the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office arrived to take custody of the remains.  An autopsy is scheduled in the matter.
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Julia LeFort

Julia LeFort joined RSHV News 1 in May 2019 following her graduation from Florida College with a Bachelor's Degree in May 2019. She has been working as an editor in Florida for the past two years and previously graduated from Benton High School. Currently she is working as the content manager and a contributing reporter to RSHV News 1, while also attending graduate school online through LSU's School of Library and Information Science. Julia is excited to be back in Northwest Louisiana, which she considers home. You can contact Julia at

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