Landry Anglin, 13, died shortly after she was struck and wounded inside her South Highland home on Fairfield Ave. on May 1.
Police say the CMM eighth-grader was inside her Fairfield Avenue home when she was shot and wounded early on the morning of Sunday, May 1, afternoon by a bullet fired from one of multiple vehicles chasing each other along Erie Street.
In the following days, Shreveport police say their detectives were able to develop two suspects, 23-year-old Kenmicchael Ray and 28-year-old Gavontay Johnson. Investigators were able to get warrants for their arrests on a charge of Illegal Use of a Firearm. Members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender task force took Ray and Johnson into custody on those warrants on On May 4 in Arlington, Texas.
Both were extradited back to Caddo Parish. Through further investigation, SPD says homicide detectives were also able to get a warrant charging Kenmichael Ray with one count of Second Degree Murder in Anglin’s death.
Police say they also arrested 23-year-old Keara Russell of Irving, Texas, on May 7 for failure to report certain felonies and careless operations.
“The Shreveport Police Department would like to thank the community for the tremendous outpour of information,” SPD said in a statement announcing the arrests. “The information that was provided was instrumental in the investigation of this case.”
Shreveport City Councilman John Nickelson thanked law enforcement and the community for coming together to identify the suspects they believe to be responsible. Nickelson, who lives in South Highlands, says Landry’s murder shocked the neighborhood to its core.
“Nothing will bring this beautiful child back to her family, but of course, we are all deeply grateful that law enforcement have apprehended the people they believe responsible for her death.”