Seemingly 'cold case' ignites with arrest warrant for murder suspect

Shreveport Police Department
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 10:49am

Authorities secure warrant for the arrest of a murder suspect in a three year old shooting that claimed the life of a Shreveport man.

Back on February 11, 2010, Shreveport Police responded to a shots fired call at the intersection of Wallace Avenue and Fuller Street. Upon officers arrival at the scene, police located then, 41 year old James Pouncy, inside a green SUV suffering numerous gunshot wounds to the upper body. Pouncy would later succumb to his injuries at a local hospital. Shreveport Police detectives immediately launched an investigation into the shooting however; over the course of the probe, insufficient evidence existed that would allow authorities to formerly name a suspect in the murder.

In May 2013, investigators received a substantial break in the case when it was announced that a .40 caliber handgun, recovered during an unrelated undercover operation, had been linked to the 2010 murder of Pouncy. Detectives were able to gather additional information linking the recovered weapon to 25 year old Surcorey Odums of Shreveport. Odums, who is currently incarcerated in another jurisdiction on unrelated charges, was interviewed by Shreveport Police Violent Crimes Detectives relative to the weapon discovery and his possible involvement in the death of Pouncy. During interviews with authorities, probable cause was established linking Odums to the 2010 murder. During previous interviews, it had been alleged that Odums and Pouncy were engaged in an ongoing dispute just days prior to Pouncy's death. Odums, who will be extradited back to Shreveport, now faces Second Degree Murder charges. Bond in the matter has been set at $250,000.00. Assistance in the investigation was received from Agents with the local field office of the ATF along with the Agents from the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force.


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