The place can you retain the custody swap secure in Shreveport and Bossier?

Local officials want parents and guardians to know about safe places to exchange custody after one such exchange ended in gunfire over the weekend.

Just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, Shreveport police were rushed to the In-and-Out Mini Mart at 4300 block on Linwood Ave. in response to multiple shots fired. called.

Officials were told that the two men opened fire at the same time during a change of custody.

The child’s father was shot several times in the lower abdomen and was transported to the Ochsner LSU Health in a severe condition.

Shreveport Police Station on November 24, 2021.

This violence could have been avoided if they had met in a safe place.

Local law enforcement agencies provide safe places for changing custody as well as shopping arranged online.

More: Father in dire condition after shooting on Linwood Avenue during the custody swap

“We encourage the public to make all custody changes and purchases from individuals arranged online or through social media outside our patrol desk at 1234 Texas Avenue,” said Angie Willhite, public affairs officer for the Shreveport Police Department.

Bart Cavanaugh, public affairs officer for Bossier City Police, said it provides a safe place for exchanges on the Bossier City Police Department’s front lot at 620 Benton Road.

“We encourage everyone to use the front parking lot for this safe exchange,” said Cavanaugh. “It’s covered by video and there are receptionists between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.”

These safe places allow individuals to share peacefully without violence.

Willhite said, “We recommend anyone requiring an officer to be present during the exchange to call the patrol desk at 318-673-7323 prior to arrival.”

Makenzie Boucher is a reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can reach her at

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