Shreveport man accused of killing taxi driver

Shreveport man accused of killing taxi driver
Shreveport Police Department
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:44am

SHREVEPORT (KMSS) — A Shreveport man will be charged with murder upon his release from a local hospital. He is accused of being the gunman in a weekend shooting.

At around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, authorities were called to the 700 block of Central Street on reports of a taxi cab driving into an apartment complex. When officers arrived at the scene, the driver of the taxi, 38-year-old Carlos Jenkins, of Shreveport, was pronounced dead from what appeared to be an apparent gunshot wound to the head, according to the Shreveport Police Department.

Detectives determined Jenkin's crashed into building 19 of the Woodlawn Terrace apartment complex while driving a man in the rear of the vehicle. After the wreck, the passenger was seen running from the wrecked taxi.

Shreveport officers later found the man a short distance away when he collapsed from a broken leg. Authorities believe the man suffered the injury during the taxi crash. Investigators were also able to recover a handgun inside a dumpster near the suspect. It is believed to be the murder weapon. The weapon was collected and submitted as evidence.

Authorities believe Reginald Williams, 24, was the man who left the crashed taxi after shooting Jenkins during a possible robbery attempt. Williams was taken to a local hospital for surgery on his leg. Williams, who remains in police custody, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Jenkins. Following his release from the hospital, he will be booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

The investigation into the death remains underway.   

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