Police asking for public's help in finding alleged shooter

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 3:30pm

Bossier City police have obtained a criminal arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection with a shooting last week that injured another man. 20-year-old Javorus C. Bates of Shreveport is wanted on a charge of attempted second degree murder. Bond on the warrant is set at $200,000.

Bates is accused of shooting 39-year-old James Earl Brown of Bossier City during an argument at a house in the 1500 block of Carver Street at approximately 11 p.m. on November 3, 2010.

Brown was taken by private car to Willis Knighton Bossier and later transferred to a local hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. He has since been released.

Javorus C. Bates is described as a light skinned black male, about 5’10, weighing approximately 170 pounds and has several gold front teeth. Anyone who can help police locate him is asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100. They can also submit a web or text tip via the Bossier Crime Stoppers website – www.bossiercrimestoppers.org. Persons who contact Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to a $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

From Bossier City Police Department


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