Our town has been rocked by violent outbreaks in the form of a high-speed police chase and a shooting. Both incidents remain under investigation.
There was a double shooting on Monday and a high-speed chase on Wednesday. The rumor mill is buzzing with many half-truths or untruths, however here is what The Journal has confirmed.
Monday’s shooting was worked on the scene by Coushatta Police and the Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident. On Wednesday the Sheriff’s Office made an arrest. The suspect’s name and photo have not been released. The medical condition of the two shooting victims has not been made public.
Wednesday’s incident grew out of a vehicle reported stolen in Natchitoches Parish. It escalated in the MaxWay parking lot in Coushatta. Coushatta Police pursued a vehicle leaving the parking lot and driving north on US 71 at speeds over 75 miles an hour. Sheriff’s Office units joined in. The chase came to an end at Loggy Bayou when the suspect failed to maneuver onto LA 4 and went into a wet, grassy area. A female reported to be driving that vehicle was arrested by Coushatta Police.
The Journal will update both of these stories in our Wednesday edition. Watch your email at 5:55 am Wednesday October 24th. If you don’t have a free email subscription, go to RedRiverParishJournal.com and click on the “Subscribe” button. The stories will also be posted on The Journal’s social media sites.