Paris King Obituary – Death
Paris King Obituary – Death : The victims of the drive-by shooting that occurred on West 70th Street in Shreveport have been identified. Family members have since identified one of the victims as as 19-year-old Paris King and the coroner’s office has also identified 34-year-old Lazarus Thomas as the second victim of the mindless killing. Thomas was positively identified through fingerprint comparison.
At about 6:11 p.m., police were summoned to East 70th Street at Gilbert Drive. When Police got there, Paris King was found dead in the back seat of a car. It was also confirmed that another man was wounded and he has since been taken to the hospital for treatment.
The driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe was reported to have run a red light and crashed right into Negash’s Nissan. The impact sent the Nissan off the road through a wall into a residence which caused the severe injury sustained by the victim which later led to her demise. The driver of the vehicle Paris was in stated that he sped away when he realized his car had been shot at but stopped at E 70th at Gilbert Avenue when he realized she had died.
The driver also sustained minor injuries and was hospitalized while the accident is still being investigated. Authorities believe that the crash may have happened as a result of some impairment from the driver of the Chevrolet.