UPDATE: Drug deal gone bad leads to double shooting in Shreveport

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 10:32am

Three men, two of whom were shot, have been arrested in connection with a shooting in west Shreveport after a drug deal turned sour Thursday.

At around 9:17 a.m., officers were called to the 3800 block of Michigan Boulevard to a shooting. A concerned person reported several men were involved in a shooting and that they had fled the scene.

When Shreveport police arrived, they were able to find a crime scene, and within moments, spotted a vehicle near the Jewella Avenue and Interstate 20 that had been seen leaving the area. Patrolmen pulled over the vehicle and found Darnell Smith, 27, in the car suffering from a single gunshot wound to his buttocks. Smith was taken a local hospital with minor injuries. Another man in the vehicle, identified as 56-year-old Jerry Godbey, was taken to the police station for questioning.

At the same time, authorities were notified that Jawuan Dotie, 22, was at a local hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his arm. Dotie apparently drove himself to the hospital following the incident on Michigan Boulevard. His injury is reported to be minor as well.

Detectives discovered Smith and Godbey, both of Texas, had allegedly driven to Shreveport for a drug deal with another group of men on Michigan Boulevard. During the course of the transaction, at least two of the suspects pulled guns and began firing shots that hit Dotie and Smith.

Godbey, of Savoy, Texas, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of possession of a narcotic and illegal possession of a weapon during a drug crime. Smith, of Sherman, Texas, was charged with one count of attempted second degree murder and Dotie, of Shreveport, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of attempted first degree murder. Smith is currently in a local hospital.


Investigators recovered two weapons and a small quantity of drugs during their investigation and are working to determine if any other persons will face charges in this matter. Anyone with any information regarding this crime should contact Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or www.lockemup.org

ORIGINAL REPORT: Two people were hospitalized this morning after a double shooting on the 3800 block of Michigan Boulevard in Shreveport.

Detectives tell KMSS a dispute inside the house led to the shooting.

According to officials, the victims' wounds were not life-threatening.

Neighbors say the house is known for loud arguments and occasionally gunfire.

KMSS will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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