DeSoto Parish Sheriffs Arrest Felon in Bethel Shooting
Deputies with DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office and EMS responded to a report that an individual had been shot just off of Highway 84 near the Bethel community July 5th, around 11:30am.
A DeSoto Sheriff's Deputy and DeSoto Firefighters were at the compactor site taking off trash from the previous nights fireworks display. A young adult male walked up visibly injured and claimed to have been shot at a location just down the road, north of the compactor site. The victim was able to provide details to the Deputy on site that would assist in identifying and locating the suspected shooter.
EMS was nearby, and able to quickly respond to and treat the victim who was then transported to an area hospital. The victim sustained one gunshot wound to the head, which is believed to be a moderate but non-life threatening injury.
The suspect was located just moments later and taken into custody to be transported to the DeSoto Detention Center. The suspect, Stephen B. Raybon of Stanley, La (W/M - 26y) has been charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
This investigation is still ongoing. This story will be updated as more information is forthcoming.
Officers Killed in the Line of Duty in Northwest Louisiana
Sadly there have been hundreds of Officers killed in Louisiana. Even more shocking, a lot of officers have perished in our region. More than 20 officers have been killed in the in the Shreveport area alone. The Officer Down Memorial Page tracks all of the officer deaths across the nation. Here's a list of all officers who died in the line of duty in Northwest Louisiana.