BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The man wanted for a shooting late Thursday morning in Bossier City that wounded one man and prompted a neighborhood lockdown is in custody after falling off a roof naked as police closed in.
Jeremy Moore was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit just before 4 p.m. at a home on Lamar Street, not far from where the shooting happened on Foster Street about five hours earlier.
According to BCPD Lt. Bart Cavanaugh, who confirmed Moore had stripped naked at some point after fleeing the scene of the shooting. Investigators say Moore knew the victim, who he shot in the legs in what they believe was an armed robbery.
The victim was taken to the hospital with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses told police they saw the gunman, later identified as Moore, running from the scene across Barksdale Blvd. and towards the Red River.
Cavanaugh said the gunman was spotted in a carport on nearby Barbara Street, prompting a lockdown in the area from Airline Drive to Arthur Ray Teague Parkway as officers with BCPD, Shreveport police, and Bossier Parish deputies searched with K-9 units and drones.
Moore was hiding in a vacant house on Trichel St. when officers flushed him out around 4 p.m. during a house-to-house search in the area. During the foot chase that followed, Cavanaugh says Moore dropped the gun believed to have been used in the shooting before climbing up on the roof of a home on Lamar.
Moore was taken to the hospital to be checked for injuries and substance abuse and a psychological evaluation. Once released, Cavanaugh says Moore will be booked into the BCPD jail charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery, armed robbery with a firearm, and attempted first-degree murder. His bond is set at $620,000.