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SUSPECT WHO PULLED LOADED GUN ON OFFICER FACING MULTIPLE CRIMINAL CHARGES - April 19, 2016
Created: April 19, 2016 04:23 PM    
Modified: April 19, 2016 04:23 PM

Bossier City police have obtained arrest warrants for the suspect who sustained a gunshot wound Saturday after pulling a loaded gun on an officer during a traffic stop.

As the result of an ongoing investigation by detectives with the BCPD's Violent Crimes Unit, arrest warrants have been secured for Malik Wortham, 20, of Springhill on the following charges:

  • Attempted first degree murder
  • Carrying of a firearm by convicted felon
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Illegal carrying of a weapon with controlled dangerous substance
  • Possession of marijuana

The total bond is set at $1,205,000.

Wortham remains hospitalized at University Health in Shreveport with a gunshot wound he received after he was shot by a Bossier City officer Saturday when Wortham pointed a loaded gun at the officer during a traffic stop at the intersection of Barksdale Boulevard and Westgate Drive.

The officer who was involved, Sgt. Kenneth Johnson, remains on paid administrative leave per department protocol while investigations by the BCPD's Criminal Investigations Division and Internal Affairs Division continue.

 

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