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Springhill man facing murder charge

by Associated Press

BOSSIER CITY — A Springhill man is facing attempted first-degree murder charges after he fired shots at a Bossier City police officer over the weekend.

Bossier City Police say warrants were obtained for Malik Wortham, 20, for attempted first-degree murder, carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal carrying of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance and possession of marijuana. Total bond is $1.2 million.

Police say Wortham is still hospitalized at University Health in Shreveport with a gunshot wound he received after he was shot by Bossier City Police Officer Sgt. Kenneth Johnson Saturday. Wortham reportedly pointed a loaded gun at Johnson during a traffic stop at the intersection of Barksdale Boulevard and Westgate Drive.

Johnson remains on paid administrative leave while an investigation by the criminal investigations division and internal affairs division continue.

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