Accused Shreveport murderer behind bars

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:41am

Authorities have captured the suspect they believe shot and killed a man at a west Shreveport home early yesterday morning.

Police received a tip Sunday afternoon through Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers that led them to the 5800 block of King Street where they found 55-year old Larry Wayne Sims and took him into custody without incident. Sims had a warrant outstanding for his arrest charging him with one count of second degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a man on Saturday at a home in the 6200 block of Buncombe Road.

Investigators believe Sims and the victim were involved in some type of argument when Sims pulled a handgun and shot him. The victim, who suffered a single gunshot wound to the torso, was pronounced deceased at the scene and Sims fled prior to officer arrival.

The investigation is still ongoing and authorities are working to determine why the two men were fighting. Sims' bond is set at $500,000. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of his next of kin.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is urged to call Shreveport Police detectives at 318-673-6955 or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

From Shreveport Police Department

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