3 Juveniles Arrested for Murder of Haughton Teen

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December 12, 2023 by Ryan Hadden

Three juveniles have been arrested by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office for the murder of a teen in Haughton last night. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. last night, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office received a call about someone lying in the parking lot in 100 block of Walnut Ridge Lane.  Responding deputies found an 18 year old male deceased on the parking lot from an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene and immediately began canvassing the area for evidence and witnesses. They were able to identify a vehicle believed to be connected to the murder and notified surrounding law enforcement agencies of the vehicle believed to be involved in the murder. The Bossier City Police Department notified the Bossier Sheriff’s Office that they were currently taking a report on the suspect vehicle being stolen. Bossier Sheriff’s Office Detectives went to that location and were able to gather additional information connecting the event to the murder in Haughton. Additional interviews and evidence led to the identification of the suspects involved in the murder. Detectives learned the suspects and the victim were all acquaintances and had been together prior to the murder. The first juvenile was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder during the early morning hours. The other two juveniles involved in this murder were arrested today by Bossier Parish Detectives.

‘I am extremely proud of our dedicated detectives, crime scene investigators and deputies, said Sheriff Whittington.  ‘Evidence from this crime scene stretched from Haughton to Bossier City to Shreveport. Our men and women worked this tragic event all night, all day today and are still following up on details.  The Bossier Sheriff’s Office will spare no effort to make sure those who choose to violate the law are held accountable for their actions.’

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318)965-2203.