BPD: Shots fired on Main Street

Published 4:17 am Saturday, September 2, 2017

On Wednesday at about 10 a.m. the Bogalusa Police Department received a call in reference to several gunshots on Main Street, according to Maj. Percy Knight, the BPD public information officer. But when the officers arrived on the scene they failed to find anyone shooting guns.

“A homeowner on Main Street stated that she and her husband were visiting relatives, who also reside on Main Street, just a few houses down from her residence,” Knight said. “The homeowner stated that they observed two black males at her residence, so her husband drove to their residence to see what business
they had there.

“After confronting the two males, they walked away from the residence. According to witnesses, as the husband attempted to get into his vehicle to drive back to the relative’s residence, the two males fired four or five shots at him and the suspects left the scene running. The victim wasn’t struck by any of the bullets.”

Officers from the Rayburn Correctional Center responded with their tracking dogs to help locate the suspects. After checking several locations in the area, the suspects were not located.

“As soon as the suspects are identified, warrants will be issued for their arrest,” Knight said. “This matter is still under investigation.”