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Officers names released in Downtown Shreveport shooting

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Zachary Markray, 27 (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Zachary Markray, 27 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

Officials have released the names of the officers involved in a shooting early Saturday morning in downtown Shreveport left a man wounded and a suspect behind bars.

Police said about 4 a.m. officers were working on Commerce Street when they heard shots. The scene unfolded just a few blocks from them at the corner of Commerce and Fannin streets.

Officer Michael Flentge and Corporal Jeremy Edwards found Zachary Markray, 27, firing gunshots at bystanders. Officers said shots were also fired from an area near a dark colored Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Markray was then involved in a short shootout with police before he hopped into a white, four-door Cadillac CTS and fled the scene. The driver of the Monte Carlo also fled. Both were scene heading north on Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway.

During the fray, Queshaun Ware, 21, was wounded in the forearm as he stood behind Flentge and Edwards. He was taken to University Health Shreveport, treated and released.

Police caught up with Markray, who was driving the CTS, arrested him and charged him with illegal use of a weapon. The driver of the Monte Carlo was questioned and released.

Both Flentge and Edwards have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard for the department.

Call Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or visit with more information on this crime.

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