Thursday, January 17, 2008

Stop and acknowledge the pain

A scrapbook of a child’s life that hopefully will end with the capture of a killer is a brutal reminder of the violence children face in some Shreveport neighborhoods.
Treveon Hunter’s killer roams while Katrina Clark, his mother, mourns. The pain she shares in today’s story (part of a series about unsolved homicides) should stop us all: "Every time I go to his grave, I show my child this book to let him know that I haven't forgotten about him.”
As police try to link evidence and solicit information that might lead to arrests in unsolved cases (see map), our community waits for the larger question to be answered: What will it take to stem the cyclical tide of crime and violence confronting some of the same neighborhoods month after month in Shreveport?

Photo by Shane Bevel/The Times: Katrina Clark says she is having problems sleeping knowing the person who killed her son Treveon Hunter is still on the loose.

Related articles:
Charge upgraded against man accused of killing Shreveport teenOrganization aids homicide victim's familyWoman heard gunshots that killed her teen daughter15-year-old girl dies in drive-by shootingOne man dead, one wounded in shootingWalkers hope police will catch 9-year-old's killerBlotter: Victim of shooting Tuesday diesShooting victim was honor roll student

To help: Call Shreveport police at (318) 673-6955 or Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373.

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