An arrest has been made in the alleged double homicide that was discovered in the pre-dawn
hours Monday morning at a Bossier City apartment complex. In custody is Demarquez Quintavious
Walpool (24) of Shreveport who was booked later the same day on two counts of First-Degree Murder.
The incident began early Monday morning when the Bossier City Fire Department responded
to a call in the 1600 block of Joey Lane on a report of smoke coming out of an upstairs apartment.
Upon arrival, firefighters entered the apartment and discovered two deceased males with obvious
trauma to their bodies. After the fire was extinguished, the area was secured and the police department
was notified. According to Bossier City Fire Chief Brad Zagone, firefighters are specially trained on
how to respond to a fire while preserving the integrity of a crime scene. Bossier City Police Detectives
arrived and determined that the two deceased adult males had numerous stab wounds to various parts
of their body. The victims have been identified as Craig Stewart (35) and Christopher Dillard (26),
both of Bossier City. According to detectives, the two victims appear to have died from multiple stab
wounds and large lacerations but the actual cause of death will be determined by an autopsy. These
victims bring the total number of homicides in Bossier City to three for the year.
Detectives immediately began working the case and collected and analyzed evidence and made
the arrest within 12-hours from the initial fire call. Walpool was initially booked into the Bossier City
Jail, but he has now been transferred to the Bossier Maximum-Security Facility in Plain Dealing. Total
bond has been set at $1.5 million dollars.
“I am so proud of our entire team including our detectives who were able to identify a suspect
and make an arrest in these murders,” commented Bossier City Chief of Police Chris Estess. “We want
to thank our partners in the Bossier City Fire Department, as well as our entire BCPD team including
the Violent Crimes Unit, our patrol officers, our Special Operations Services, our Property Crimes
Division, and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force with helping us get this dangerous man off the
streets of Bossier City. I would also like to thank the public and the citizens of Bossier City for their
help in responding to and investigating this crime.”
When asked for comment, Mayor Tommy Chandler added “the teamwork and training of the
fire department and the police department really showed on this. All our police and fire worked
together as a team and I could not be more pleased with the teamwork that was on display in Bossier
City. I would also like to ask the public to pray for the families of the victims.”