Man Arrested in Shreveport for Beating Victim With Pool Cue
On April 26th, 2023, at 12:07 a.m., Shreveport Police officers responded to an assault and battery call in the 3000 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. On arrival, the responding officers learned that a victim was suffering from severe injuries after a physical altercation.
The victim was treated for injuries by the Shreveport Fire Department and is expected to recover. The suspect was identified as Calvin Smith (3-11-2004), who reportedly struck the victim with a pool stick causing severe bodily injury to the victim. Smith was taken into custody by officers without incident and charged with 2nd-degree battery.
Second Degree Battery is a battery when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury.
Whoever commits the crime of second-degree battery shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than eight years, or both.
We are required to state that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty.