Ringgold shooting investigation continues; victim named


The identity of the victim who lost his life due to a drive-by shooting that took place at the Bienville II Apartments in Ringgold has been released.  

Javaski D. Jackson, 21, was shot outside the apartments on Easter Sunday, April 9. He was transferred to LSU Health Shreveport Emergency room and underwent surgery but succumbed to his injuries not long after.  

According to Ringgold Police Chief Freddie Peterson, about 20 shots were fired outside of the apartment with multiple rounds hitting the building.  

While investigating they received information that someone driving a silver Toyota Camry was seen entering the parking lot before rolling down the window and opening fire.  

At this point in the investigation, there have been no arrests. 

“We do have some suspects that we’re looking at. We have leads, but it’s an ongoing investigation.” said Peterson.

The Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Ringgold Police Department on this investigation. 

You can contact either agency to provide any information that may be helpful in solving this case. To reach Chief Peterson call 318-894-4690 and to contact the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office call 3180263-2215.  

Chief Petterson says the tips will remain anonymous. 

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