Man Caught After Trying to Run Over Officer
Two Shreveport men are now locked up, accused of trying to run down a Shreveport Police officer Thursday afternoon in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood.
Just before 4:30 p.m., members of the Shreveport Police Department’s Vice Unit were conducting operations in the 600 block of Herndon Street, when a man they were attempting to arrest, used the car he was driving to try to run over an officer while fleeing from the scene.
The officer fired his gun at the driver of the late model Chevrolet Malibu, hitting the car twice. The man, identified as 26 year old Curt L. Chambers of the 500 block of Boulevard Street, was fingered as the driver of the car. 25 year old Joshua Smith was a passenger in that car. Both men were arrested after the car crashed.
Officers did find a gun inside Chamber’s car, along with drugs and cash. Chambers was taken to University Health hospital for treatment of minor injuries he suffered in the crash. He now faces a charge of attempted first degree murder. Smith, who was booked into the Shreveport City jail, faces misdemeanor charges of possession with intent to distribute a schedule one narcotic. No officers suffered injury during the ordeal.