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Gunshot victim dies in hospital, shooter brought to justice

Last Saturday the Springhill Police Department received a call from Springhill medical about a patient being treated for a gunshot wound. On Wednesday the gunshot victim lost his life. Through investigations carried out by the Springhill Police Department and Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, the alleged shooter, Marcus Bowlin, was arrested and currently has bond set at $1,000,000.

“On 10/24/2020 the Springhill Police Department received a call that a white male was at Springhill Medical being treated for a gunshot wound. The Springhill Police department initially responded and began investigating,” the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office stated. 

“The Springhill Police Department identified the victim as Justin Bryant and determined that the shooting occurred at a residence on Jones Road in Sarepta, LA, outside their jurisdiction. The victim was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport with life threatening injuries.”

After finding out the shooting took place outside their jurisdiction, Springhill Police Department handed the case over to the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office.

“Investigators identified and arrested Marcus Bowlin for Attempted Second Degree Murder. On October 28th, the victim died from his injuries and Bowlins charge was upgraded to Second Degree Murder. Bowlins bond was set at $1,000,000.00.”