Shreveport Police Department's Violent Crimes detectives have apprehended 17-year-old Justin Houston in connection with the alleged vehicle burglary incident that tragically resulted in the death of a 12-year-old juvenile.

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Houston has been charged with one count of burglary and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. While the investigation into this devastating case is ongoing, the Shreveport Police Department is urging the community for patience as we pursue justice for all those affected.

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It's important to note that Houston’s mug shot is not available at this time, as simple burglary does not fall under the classification of a violent crime.

On May 11, 2024 at approximately 11 p.m., officers from the Shreveport Police Department responded to a call reporting gunshots in the 8800 block of Hawthorne Drive. Upon arrival, officers received another call indicating a black male had been shot and was found unresponsive at the scene. Despite efforts by the Shreveport Fire Department to render aid, the male was pronounced deceased.

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Violent crimes investigators from the Shreveport Police Department immediately initiated their investigation. A juvenile witness was detained, and it was revealed that the deceased, a 12-year-old male, was accompanied by multiple other juveniles attempting to break into a vehicle in the area. The burglary was interrupted by the vehicle owner, who fired a shot, resulting in the death of the 12-year-old.

Following interviews, one juvenile has been arrested on a count of simple burglary, yet other juvenile suspects involved in the burglary remain at large. The individual who fired the fatal shot has not been arrested at this time.

As we continue our investigation, we ask for patience and understanding. Further updates will be provided as they become available.

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