Suspect Sought in Shooting Incident

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October 12, 2022 by David Miller

Date: October 10, 2022

Shooting Incident Suspect Captured

Deputies and detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office captured Joseph Gatlin this evening without incident at HWY 614 and Chandler Road. The firearm was recovered prior to his arrest.

Sheriff Whittington would like to thank BSO detectives, K-9 and Drone Units, and troopers with the Louisiana State Police Troop-G for their assistance in capturing the suspect.

Gatlin was evaluated by Bossier EMS before being transported to the Bossier Maximum- Security Facility for booking. Gatlin is being charged with one count of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, one count of Felon with Possession of a Firearm, and one count of Resisting an Officer.


Suspect Sought in Shooting Incident

Deputies with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office asking for residents in the Princeton area to be on the lookout for a local man whom they say fired a weapon at a family member earlier today.

Just before 4 p.m., BSO deputies responded to Crawford Road in Princeton on a call concerning a male firing a weapon at his father. They say, Joseph Gatlin, 28, fired several shots at his father, without hitting him. The search recovered a weapon, but they say he may be armed at this time. Bossier Sheriff deputies are looking for Gatlin now with drones and a K-9 unit.

Gatlin is described as a white male, he has blond hair and blue eyes. He is 6’0 tall and weighs approximately 290 pounds. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve green shirt, blue jeans, and no shoes.

There is an arrest warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and a Felon with Possession of a Firearm for Gatlin.

Sheriff deputies are asking residents in the Merrywood and Forest Hills neighborhoods to call the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at 318-965-2203 if they see this individual.