More Charges For Bossier Kidnapping/Officer Involved Shooting Suspect
The Bossier Sheriff’s Office has updated the status of the recent kidnapping incident that led to an officer-involved shooting.
Marcus Thomas, the man arrested for the kidnapping of a Bossier Parish man on Sunday, June, 26, is now facing additional charges stemming from that incident.
Early Sunday (6/26/22) evening, dispatchers received a call from a man who lives on Jones Road in the southern part of the parish saying he was kidnapped at gunpoint by Marcus Thomas. The victim said he was let go after a short time by the suspect on Oilfield Road.
Deputies were dispatched to the location where they spotted the suspect vehicle passing by them. Deputies began to pursue the suspect’s vehicle with lights and sirens trying to get him to stop. Thomas did not stop his vehicle but drove back to the victim’s residence. Deputies say he jumped out of his vehicle with a gun in his hand and he ran around the victim’s house. Deputies begin to chase him on foot and one of them came face to face with Thomas.
Thomas, with the gun in his hand, was shot twice, once in the hand and the other in his leg. He was taken into custody and deputies administrated first-aid on the scene while calling EMS. Thomas was taken to LSU Ochsner’s Hospital in Shreveport with non-life-threatening injuries.
In addition to his initial charges of one count of Second-Degree Kidnapping, one count of Illegal Carrying of a Weapon During a Crime of Violence, and two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon for kidnapping, Thomas now faces five counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Aggravated Flight from an Officer.
Thomas’s bond has been set at $1,035,000.