Caddo Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Murder Arrest
On October 29, 2021, just after 10:00 p.m., Shreveport Police Officers responded to the intersection of Wallace Avenue and Corbitt Street on reports of shots fired. As they arrived on the scene, they saw what appeared to be a wrecked vehicle alongside the road. Officers approached the vehicle and saw a man who said that he had been shot. Officers immediately rendered aid in an effort to save the man’s life until Shreveport Fire personnel arrived. SFD transported him to Ochsner LSU Health Hospital where he was rushed into surgery but later died from his injuries.
Detectives with SPD worked through the weekend following up on investigative leads regarding this murder. Thanks to information developed during the investigation and a crime stoppers tip, they were able to identify 26 year-old Trakevin Black as the suspect in this case. Detectives procured a warrant for Black charging him with one count of Second-Degree Murder.
On November 1, 2021, members of the US Marshals Violent Offender Task Force took Black into custody in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is awaiting extradition back to Caddo Parish.
Detective have not been able to recover the firearm used in the homicide and are asking anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of that firearm to contact detectives at 318-673-6955. The information can be relayed anonymously by contacting Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318- 673-7373 or via their app P3Tips. Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tip service that does not want your name, just your information.