SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport police have arrested a second suspect who they believe is responsible for fatally shooting a man in Shreveport before taking the body across the Red River and dumping it in Lake Bistineau in south Bossier Parish.
According to Shreveport police, detectives were able to locate evidence and information on Thursday leading them to develop Carl Grant, 27, as another suspect in the homicide.
Detectives believe that Grant was aware that Borris Williams, 24, had been murdered, failed to report the felony, and kept evidence in an attempt to help Reginald Grant conceal the crime. Grant was charged with one count of accessory after the fact to second-degree murder and one count of failure to report a felony crime.
He was booked into city jail following interviews with investigators.
Reginald Grant, 24, was booked into CCC Tuesday night on one count of second-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the death of Williams, whose body was found by fishermen in Lake Bistineau on Sunday morning.
BPSO deputies and Marine Unit responded to the area described by the fishermen and retrieved a body that was riddled with bullets.
In a statement released early Wednesday afternoon, Shreveport police revealed that detectives gathered information leading them to the crime scene a home on Lufkin Street in Stoner Hill, where they say Grant and Williams used to live together.
Grant is no stranger to the Caddo Parish District Courts having been convicted of resisting a police officer with force or violence in February 2017 and given a two-year suspended sentence that was revoked in January 2018; and in January 2019, he accepted a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal damage to property in exchanged for the dismissal of assault by drive-by shooting.
He was sentenced to three years at hard labor on that charge.