A fight in downtown Shreveport early this morning has left one man hospitalized and another facing serious charges in connection with the brawl.
Just before 3:00 a.m. on February 19, 2012, Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to a reported stabbing in the 600 block of Market Street. Upon arrival there, patrolmen found 22 year old Tygue Manshack suffering from multiple stab wounds and lacerations to the arms, face and torso. Manshack was subsequently transported to LSUHSC by the Shreveport Fire Department where he was rushed into surgery for injuries that were initially described as life-threatening. Authorities there now report they expect him to recover.
Upon further investigation, detectives learned that Manshack and 29 year old Cliff Ferguson, of the 3000 block of Bellevue Road in Haughton, Louisiana, were involved in some sort of altercation in the 600 block of Market Street. During the course of this dispute, Ferguson produced a knife and began attacking Manshack. Bystanders intervened at that point and held Ferguson down until police arrived.
Ferguson, who received minor injuries during the scuffle, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He remains there at this hour, but upon his release, he will be booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of attempted second degree murder.