A suspect has been taken into custody in the attempted carjacking/child abduction that sent a 9-year-old to the hospital this morning (Tuesday).
Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said a 16-year-old juvenile was arrested in Shreveport late this afternoon for trespassing. McIver said Shreveport has him on some armed robbery charges.
“We identified the suspect earlier today and put out warrants for his arrest,” McIver said. “His bond is $2.5 million.”
McIver said authorities are fairly – but not 100 percent – certain of the other suspect’s identity.
“We hope once we get the juvenile back here, he will give us a confirmation,” said the chief.
“We’ve got to give praise to Shreveport PD, Bossier Sheriff’s department and Minden City Marshal’s office for their assistance,” he added.
By Bonnie Culverhouse
Minden Police are looking for two suspects for attempted second degree murder and attempted carjacking/child abduction.
Chief Jared McIver said early Tuesday morning (just after midnight), a man and his three daughters were at Love’s Truck Stop on Hwy. 531.
“The dad went into the store with his youngest – a 9-year-old, and when he looked back at his vehicle, a black male was trying to get into it with the two older girls,” McIver said. “The dad ran outside and when he did, the guy ran off.”
There was another suspect who, as he was leaving the parking lot, picked up the first suspect and then proceeded to run over the 9-year-old who had followed her father into the parking lot. She was airlifted to Ocshners/LSU Health in Shreveport.
“We have limited information, but we are asking the public for help,” McIver said. “At this point, we have people coming forward offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of these two black men. It’s up to $2,000 right now.”
The chief said the suspects are in a stolen U-Haul pick-up truck with all decals removed to resemble a regular white truck.
The child has a few broken bones but is recovering.
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