Police detectives have arrested three people following an exchange of gunfire Wednesday evening in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood.
Quincy Jackson, 26, was charged with 'convicted felon in possession of a firearm'; Ashley Williams, 23, was charged with 'illegally supplying a firearm to a felon'; and Cadarius Brantley, 32, was charged with 'illegal use of a weapon.'
It began around 7:14 p.m. Wednesday, when Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to the intersection of Grove Avenue and Jackson Street relative to a report of gunshots being fired in the area.
Moments later, responding officers learned there was a male in the 3500 block of Milton Street who had been shot and, upon arrival there, patrolmen found Brantley suffering from at least three gunshot wounds to his legs.
Brantley was transported to LSU Medical Center by the Shreveport Fire Department with what were initially thought to be life-threatening injuries. Medical personnel now advise they expect him to recover.
Detectives immediately responded and discovered more than a dozen spent shell casings on Grove Avenue between Jackson Street and Penick Street.
Within the hour, about a block away from the crime scene, investigators located a Chevrolet Impala with a bullet hole in the front bumper. Believing the vehicle was involved in the shooting, they seized it as evidence and detained two subjects there as well.
Based on information gathered during the course of their inquiry, authorities believe Brantley and Williams were involved in a verbal altercation that culminated with Brantley threatening Williams with a handgun.
Williams subsequently left the scene, allegedly retrieving her pistol and gaving it to her boyfriend, identified as 26-year-old Quincy Jackson, after telling him what Brantley had done.
With Williams driving the Impala, the couple went looking for Brantley and located him on Grove Avenue. Upon seeing them, Brantley pulled his gun and began shooting at the car.
Williams stopped the vehicle and Jackson exited the Chevy, returning fire.
After hours spent sorting out the melee, investigators charged Brantley with one count of illegal use of a weapon, Jackson with one count of convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and Williams with one count of illegally supplying a convicted felon with a firearm. Brantley remains at LSU Medical Center and his booking photo is not available at this time. Williams and Jackson were booked into the Shreveport City Jail.