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Man arrested for allegedly firing shots at home

Man arrested for allegedly firing shots at home

POSTED: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 11:04am

A Shreveport man is behind bars following his arrest for allegedly firing multiple shots at a east Shreveport home this morning.

At around 12:15 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Shreveport Police officers were called to a home in the 400 block of West 74th Street relative to an apparent drive-by shooting.

Witnesses on scene at the home told authorities that a heavy set black male was observed firing several rounds from a handgun from inside a black Oldsmobile vehicle.

No one was injured uring the shooting, but the residence sustained minor damage resulting from the gunfire.

The shooting suspect was thought to be Devangelo Simmons, 20.

Just after 5:00 p.m. on the same day, officers were called back to the West 74th Street home after receiving calls that a man fitting Simmons description had been spotted driving past the residence again, still inside the black car. Moments after receiving the call, officers located Simmons.

Evidence found on scene of the crime linked Simmons to the earlier shooting.

Simmons was arrested for one count of Illegal Use of a Weapon From a Moving Vehicle, in addition to Taking Contraband Into a Penal Facility.

Investigators believe that the shooting stems from an existing rift involving Simmons and persons affiliated with the targeted home.

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