Barksdale airman identified in fatal weekend stabbing

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The victim in Saturday’s fatal stabbing at a local night club is identified as Zechariah Casagranda of Bossier City.

Bossier City police and fire department personnel were called to the Rockin Rodeo in the 1000 block of Gould Drive at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday in reference to a man who had been stabbed during an altercation involving two groups of men in the rear parking lot of the business.

Casagranda, 34, was taken to University Hospital in Shreveport via BCFD ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives with the Bossier City Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit have arrested Benjamin William Shaw, 21, of Killeen, Texas on a charge of second degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing.

Casagranda was a member of the United States Air Force assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base.