Seemingly 'cold case' ignites with arrest warrant for murder suspect

Seemingly 'cold case' ignites with arrest warrant for murder suspect
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POSTED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 2:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 3:26pm

Authorities have arrested a murder suspect involved in a three-year-old shooting that claimed the life of a Shreveport man.

Back on February 11, 2010, Shreveport Police responded to a shots fired call at the intersection of Wallace Avenue and Fuller Street. When they arrived police located James Pouncy, 41, inside a green SUV suffering numerous gunshot wounds to the upper body. Pouncy would later die from his injuries at a local hospital.

Shreveport Police detectives immediately launched an investigation into the shooting; however, over the course of the probe, insufficient evidence wouldn't let authorities formerly name a suspect in the murder.

In May 2013, investigators received a substantial break in the case when it was announced that a .40 caliber handgun, recovered during an unrelated undercover operation, had been linked to the 2010 murder of Pouncy.

Detectives were able to gather additional information linking the recovered weapon to Surcorey Odums, 25, of Shreveport. Odums, who is currently incarcerated in another jurisdiction on unrelated charges, was interviewed by Shreveport Police Violent Crimes Detectives relative to involvement in the death of Pouncy.

During interviews with authorities, probable cause was established linking Odums to the 2010 murder. During previous interviews, it had been alleged that Odums and Pouncy were engaged in an ongoing dispute just days prior to Pouncy's death.

Odums, who will be extradited back to Shreveport, now faces Second-Degree Murder charges. 

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