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Accused gunman in weekend shooting is a former state trooper

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Shreveport Police have arrested a local man in connection with a shooting that sent two people to the hospital over the weekend. KTBS 3 News has confirmed that the alleged gunman, 57-year-old Jesse Ivory, is also a former Louisiana State Trooper.

The shooting happened just before 8:30p.m. Saturday in the 3600 block of Hudson Street.

When officers arrived on scene they found 71-year-old Leon Johnson with multiple gunshot wounds the upper body. Officers also located a second victim, identified as 43-year-old Yolanda Brown with a large laceration to the head resulting from an alleged battery at the hands of Ivory.

Both Johnson and Brown were transported to LSUHSC for their injuries. Both are expected to recover.

Authorities say the altercation stemmed from an argument.  POlice say that after Johnson failed attempts to halt an alleged physical assault on Brown, he reportedly armed himself and ordered Ivory out of the home at gunpoint after allegedly firing a shot at him.

Ivory reportedly left the home only to return moments later armed with a handgun, when he allegedly shot Johnson and struck Brown in the head with the firearm.

Ivory was taken into custody at the scene of the crime and transported to the Shreveport City Jail. Ivory now faces charges of attempted second degree murder and aggravated battery. 

KTBS 3 News confirmed that Ivory served with Louisiana State Police more than 30 years ago.

He was assigned to the now defunct Troop H in Leesville in June 1980. He resigned from the position in January 1981. Additional information regarding his resignation was not readily available.

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