Man Arrested In Connection With Shreveport Shooting
Investigators with Shreveport Police Department’s Homicide Unit have arrested a man believes responsible for shooting another in the Queensborough neighborhood this weekend.
On August 8, 2020, just before 10:00 a.m., Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to reports of shots being fired near the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and Jackson Street. Arriving officers located a male lying in the roadway suffering a from a gunshot wound to his lower leg. Officers were able to get a clothing description and the direction of travel for the suspect. Officers were able to detain 36-year-old Philip Harris at 2935 Jackson Street.
Officer requested further assistance from a Violent Crimes Investigator, the designated on call investigator for this day responded to the scene.After canvassing and speaking with witnesses it was learned that prior to the shooting Harris had been observed in the roadway armed with (2) two firearms, a rifle and a handgun.Through investigation those firearms were recovered, .380 revolver and .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. One of the handguns was reported as stolen out of Natchitoches.
Harris was transported to the Shreveport Police Complex for questioning. Following interviews with investigators, he was charged with one count of Aggravated Second Degree Battery, one count of Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, one count of Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and as a fugitive from Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office stemming from Aggravated Assault charges.
Harris has an extensive criminal history to include several felony convictions and most recent arrest in 2017 for convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He has also been arrested for Resisting with Force and Violence and Interfering with a Police Officer.