Center PD Officers Respond to Kindle Street Shooting Incident, Pursue Suspects Into Louisiana

Pictured are (from left): Latrina Shawntay Wiggins; Marveze Deon Latin; Howard C. Latin, Jr.; and Tarrius Denzell White.

July 30, 2019 - The Center Police Department has issued a press release relating to a shooting incident and resulting pursuit into Louisiana which resulted in the arrest of four. Those individuals arrested include Tarrius Denzell White, 25, charged with fugitive from justice; Latrina Shawntay Wiggins, 34, charged with aggravated flight from officer and fugitive from justice; Marveze Deon Latin, 31, charged with fugitive from justice; and Howard C. Latin, Jr., 32, was charged with fugitive from justice

Center Police Department Officers responded to a call of semi-automatic gun fire in the area of Kindle Street on July 29, 2019 approximately 1:40pm. Upon arrival Officers witnessed a burgundy Yukon and a blue Chevrolet Lumina car, leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.

One officer pursued the blue car to the area of Netherly St. where five black male subjects exited the car and ran into the adjacent wooded area. A later inventory of the car revealed several weapons including a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle.

The other officer pursued the burgundy Yukon from the City of Center into Louisiana, where Desoto Parish Deputies took the lead, and were able to lay out spike strips on FM 3015 in Desoto Parish, near the city of Mansfield La. 

The four suspects in the Yukon, were arrested without incident, and transported to Desoto Parish jail. An inventory of the Yukon did reveal one semi-automatic AK-47 assault rifle with two magazines.

One victim sustained a wound to the neck as a result of the gunfire.

The Center Police Department urges anyone with any additional information concerning this act of violence to please notify the Center Police Department 936-598-2788.