Bossier City teen arrested for attempted murder

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Detectives with the Bossier City Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit have made an arrest in connection with a shooting last month that injured a teenager.

Tommy L. Thomas, 17, of Bossier City was arrested on a warrant charging him with attempted second degree murder.
Tommy L. Thomas, 17, of Bossier City was arrested on a warrant charging him with attempted second degree murder.

Tommy L. Thomas, 17, of Bossier City was arrested today on a warrant charging him with attempted second degree murder. Thomas is charged with shooting Travarus Devon Watson, 17, of Bossier City on the evening of February 25, 2015. The shooting happened in the vicinity of the intersection of Burdine Street and Lampkin Street.

Watson sustained a gunshot wound to the chest before running to the backyard of a home in the 4300 of Burdine Street where he banged on the back door for help. The residents of the home then contacted police. Watson was taken to University Health in Shreveport for treatment.

Upon receiving information that linked Thomas the shooting, detectives today obtained a warrant for his arrest. Thomas was taken into custody this afternoon and booked into the Bossier City Jail. His bond is set at $250,000.