Juvenile arrested for shooting taxi driver

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 11:53am

Shreveport Police detectives have charged a teenager in connection with a shooting back in early March that left a cab driver seriously wounded.

At approximately 7:00 a.m. on March 6, 2011, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a reported shooting in the 1600 block of Fullerton Street. Upon arrival there, officers located 56 year old Danny Tate in his cab suffering from three gunshot wounds. Tate advised responding officers that he was picking up a fare on Fullerton Street when he was approached by three male suspects. According to the victim, at least one of the suspects produced a handgun and robbed him of $20. During the course of the robbery one of the suspects shot him and then all of the men fled the scene of the crime on foot. Tate was transported to LSUHSC with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives and crime scene investigators were dispatched to the scene and immediately began their investigation. Based on information gathered during the course of their inquiry, investigators were able to develop a 16 year old male as a suspect in this case. Last night detectives apprehended the juvenile without incident and later booked him into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center on one count of attempted first degree murder.

This investigation is still ongoing and detectives are working to identify and apprehend any other suspects that might have been involved in this crime. Anyone with any information regarding this shooting 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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