UPDATE: Monroe Police make arrest in shooting at Charles Johnson Park

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UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Monroe Police say they have made an arrest in the Charles Johnson Park shooting. According to police they have arrested a 15-year-old juvenile in connection with the October 10, 2021, shooting death of Elijah Meadows.

According to police, detectives were able to get information and evidence that led to the juvenile being arrested. The juvenile was arrested at a family member’s house on October 13, 2021. Police tell us the juvenile has been booked at Green Oaks Detention Center on one count of Second-Degree Murder.


MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD)(October 11, 2021 7:55 p.m.) — Monroe Police say they are investigating a shooting that happened at Charles Johnson Park on Monday.

Police tell us they responded to a call just after 7:30 p.m. on October 10, 2021. Police say they were called out for a shooting near the Charles Johnson Park at Berstein Park Drive. Officers say when they arrived on the scene they found Elijah Meadows, 19, who was suffering from two possible gunshot wounds to his back and chest. Police say Meadows was in a fight before he was shot and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police tell us they are still investigating this shooting and they are asking for help from the public. They say if you have any information you are urged to get in touch with the Monroe Police Department at 318-329-2600 or Crime Stoppers of North Delta by Facebook-CONTACT US/Submit a Tip tab, (318) 388-CASH (2274), www.crimestoppersnorthdelta.com or download the P3 Tips app on your smart phone. 

Police tell us, if your tip leads to an arrest and /or indictment, you will be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. And police say that your information remains confidential; you never leave your name, and you never appear in court. 

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