News Release

News Release

Kelvin R. Harrison

Alexandria, La. (May 17, 2022) – Less than 24 hours after an Alexandria man carjacked a woman in the 2000 block of Jackson Street, Alexandria Police officers arrested the suspect.

Alexandria, La. (May 16, 2022) – Alexandria Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect involved in a carjacking incident at approximately 2 p.m. Monday in the 2000 block of Jackson Street.

Surveillance video shows the suspect, a black male wearing green shorts and no shirt, approach a car and order the driver to get out. The suspect brandished a knife and the driver got out and the suspect drove away without harming the victim. The stolen vehicle is a gray 2020 Kia Optima 4-door sedan with Louisiana license plate 200FBC.

Alexandria, La. (May 16, 2022) – An Alexandria Police officer was involved in a traffic accident while on patrol Monday morning at the intersection of Bolton and Rapides avenues.

The accident happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. and involved an APD vehicle and a car driven by a private citizen. Medical personnel responded to the scene and no injuries were reported by either driver. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by local towing companies due to safety precautions.

Alexandria, La. (May 11, 2022) – Alexandria police have arrested a 17-year-old male from Alexandria in connection with the attempted murder of an 18-year-old Tuesday night.

Alexandria, La. (May 10, 2022) – Pineville Police assisted Alexandria Police Department detectives Tuesday afternoon serve search warrants in connection with an active APD investigation.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, APD detectives, APD SWAT team members and Pineville Police executed two search warrants at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Expressway Lane in Pineville (U.S. Highway 167 North).

Multiple suspects have been detained but no arrests have been confirmed at this time.

Alexandria, La. (May 8, 2022) – Alexandria police are investigating an early morning shooting at the intersection of Lee and Broadway that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old Alexandria man and injuries to second person.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., the Alexandria Police Department responded to the intersection of Lee and Broadway in reference to two subjects shot.

Dexta Zayshawn Hall, 23, of Colfax

Alexandria, La. (May 5, 2022) – Alexandria police have made a third arrest in connection with the November 2021, death of Kevin Hammond, Jr., of Pineville.

On May 2, detectives arrested Dexta Zayshawn Hall, 23, of Colfax on charges of second degree murder. Detectives previously arrested 23-year-old Charley Natija Brown of Colfax on April 27 and 19-year-old Deltrevious Zyshon Constoln of Alexandria on April 22 in connection with the murder. Each has been charged with second degree murder.

Eric Macon

Alexandria, La. (May 4, 2022) – A 25-year-old Alexandria man led Alexandria Police Department officers on a high-speed chase Wednesday morning in an effort to escape officers attempting to arrest him on a second degree murder warrant.

The suspect, Eric Macon, was wanted by APD in reference to the murder of Christopher Celestine that occurred March 19, 2022, in the 700 block of Fred Loop.

David Slaughter, 29, of Pineville

Alexandria, La. (May 4, 2022) – The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m. Tuesday on the Curtis-Coleman Bridge.

The preliminary investigation shows the driver, David Slaughter, 29, of Pineville, drove onto the shoulder and struck Patrick Ohanta, 45, of Alexandria, who was attempting to cross the bridge on foot. Ohanta was pronounced deceased on scene.

Stolen guns recovered from Bossier Parish gun store robbery.

Alexandria, La. (April 29, 2022) – Alexandria police discovered 62 stolen firearms from a robbery of a Bossier Parish gun store last year inside a duffle bag in the trunk of a stolen vehicle Thursday night.