Police arrest juveniles for shootings

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Two juveniles are at Ware Detention Center following their arrests last week in connection with two separate shooting incidences.

Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said one shooting took place Monday afternoon on Marion Street and the second one was on Jackson Street Tuesday.

“Both shootings were gang-related,” McIver said. “The second was in retaliation for the first.”

The chief said the gang goes by CHS (Cold Hearted Steppas), and his officers feel the shootings were a result of in-fighting among gang members.

“No one was hit, but there were shots fired,” he said. “Two different shooters on two different days – one shooter on Monday, one shooter on Tuesday, one is 15 years old and one is 17. We are also looking for a driver.”

The arrest for Monday’s shooting took place on Wednesday and Tuesday’s arrest happened Saturday.

Officers ran a search warrant on Crestview Street Wednesday. It yielded a stolen AR, 300 Blackout that allegedly was stolen out in the parish.

“It was not the firearm that was used Monday or Tuesday, but it was a firearm that had been recently stolen,” McIver said.

The two juveniles are charged with illegal use of a weapon, one has the added charge of possession of a stolen fire arm in a case being investigated by Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office.

McIver said there are other CHS members that are wanted for burglaries out in the parish.

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