Shooting at Shreveport Waffle House leaves woman injured, suspect behind bars

Shooting at Shreveport Waffle House leaves woman injured, suspect behind bars
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POSTED: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 4:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 4:34pm

A woman is left recovering following a shooting that occurred at Shreveport restaurant Saturday afternoon.

Just after 3:00 p.m. on October 26, the Shreveport Police responded to the 6100 block of Financial Plaza relative to a reported shooting.

Upon the arrival of officers, it was learned that Alan Ferguson, 56, of Shreveport, entered the Waffle House restaurant, and, after placing an order with an employee, produced a handgun and opened fire inside the business.

As employees and patrons fled the establishment, employee Judith Spann was struck once in the left arm by gunfire.

Following the shooting, Ferguson fled the business on foot; he was taken into custody a short time later near an apartment complex near the 6800 block of Raspberry Lane.

Spann was the only person injured in the altercation. 

The preliminary investigation suggests Ferguson, who was possibly under the influence, was agitated concerning personal issues when he entered the restaurant. Authorities have ruled out any link between Ferguson and any persons present at the business at the time the shooting occurred.

He is charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder. The investigation continues at this hour. 

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