Over 30 Police Units Near the Scene of Shreveport Homicide

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Shreveport Police have made an arrest of the person accused of killing and burning two people in their car on Thursday night.

After five and a half hour stand-off, 34-year-old Dewayne Willie Watkins was taken into custody after jumping out of a window trying to escape. He was bitten by a K-9. Police also had a warrant for his arrest.

There was a female inside of the home with the suspect who is also in custody. They are not sure if she was a hostage or an accomplice.

According to Cpl. Marcus Hines, nearly 40 units, including authorities from Caddo and Bossier parishes, Louisiana State Police, and the U.S. Marshals were in the 3600 block of Penick Street assisting in the stand-off.


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