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Shreveport Times

A 32-year-venerable Shreveport man became arrested Saturday night and charged with the slaying of a mailman who became making deliveries on his route in Shreveport’s South Highlands neighborhood.

Michael Gentry, of the 1100 block of Dudley Avenue, became charged with one count of 2nd-stage spoil of Antonio Williams.

He became booked at the Shreveport Metropolis Jail following interviews with investigators. His bond is made up our minds at $250,000.

“At this level investigators make now now not gain there became any form of dispute between the males sooner than the capturing,” be taught a news liberate from the Shreveport Police Division.

Gentry is accused of fatally capturing the fifty two-year-venerable mail carrier while in the 1100 block of Dudley Avenue as he became handing over mail to the jam.

“We make gain that he became actively serving as a mailman all around the time he became shot,” Detective Angie Willhite told The Times.

The capturing befell round 11:20 a.m.

Williams became shot now now not decrease than once in the upper body. He became taken to Ochsners LSU Sanatorium, but later died neutral after noon from his injuries, per the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Plot of business.

The warrant for Gentry’s arrest became secured round 9 p.m., in step with the news liberate.

Unhurried Saturday, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins asked the neighborhood in a social media post to hold Williams’ household of their prayers.

“Mr. Williams became consistently a form soul. He did a gargantuan job and took pride in what he did consistently with a smile,” Margaret Halbrooks told The Times.

Halbrooks formerly lived in Shreveport but recently moved to Florida to “trail the crime” on Dudley Avenue, she acknowledged.

“I genuinely get pals which would possibly be postal workers in (Shreveport) and the knowing to be something enjoy this going on to them is nasty. Mr. Williams became indubitably one of many generous males, doing an honest day’s work in a disturbing job and didn’t deserve this,” she continued.

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Emily Enfinger is the breaking news reporter for The Shreveport Times, covering crime and court. Apply her on Twitter at @EmilyEnfinger. To email, click on right here.

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