Shreveport Police Investigating a Fatal Hit and Run

  • Timmy Lane

Shreveport Police investigators are in the early stages of an inquiry into a fatal hit and run accident which claimed the life of a local resident Tuesday evening.

Shortly after 11:15 p.m. on July 9, 2019, Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to the 600 block of MCCormick Street relative to a male pedestrian who had apparently been struck by a motor vehicle which left the scene. The victim, identified as 79 year old Rodney R. Self was declared deceased at the scene. Self had reportedly left his residence walking his dog, when at some point he is believed to have been struck by a vehicle of unknown make, model or other descriptive factors.

A critically injured Self, was located at the scene of the crime by a family member who sought his whereabouts after becoming concerned after Self had not returned home after being gone for over an hour. Police Crash investigators arrived at the scene of the crime and are currently working to gather additional information regarding the matter. Police are hoping that someone in the area may have seen or heard something to aid in identifying and apprehending the person or persons responsible for this crime. Those who wish to provide tips relative to the matter should contact Crimestoppers at: (318) 673-7373 or visit A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.

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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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