Name of SPD officer involved in Cedar Grove shooting incident released
On Sunday, February 16, 2020, Shreveport Police Patrol Officers responded to the intersection of West 73rd Street and Union Avenue on reports of a dispute and shots fired. Arriving officers located 43-year-old Tasha Mayberry suffering from multiple gunshot injuries to her upper body. She was transported to Ochsner LSU Health where she succumbed to her injuries.
Investigators worked throughout the night and were able to identify the victim’s boyfriend, Gregory Jones (6-23-1982), as the individual they believed responsible for the murder. A no bond warrant was procured for Gregory Jones’ arrest charging him with one count of Second Degree Homicide. Detectives searched for Jones through the night and day and were able to determine that he was in an apartment in the 7200 block of Bernstein Avenue. Officers arrived and checked the apartment but did not locate the suspect. They heard a commotion in a vacant apartment next door and upon clearing that apartment located the suspect, Gregory Jones hiding in a closet. Jones pointed a firearm at officers and Officer Charles Strawn fired at Jones, striking him at least once in the upper body. The officers were not injured in the incident. Strawn has been with the department since August of 2017. Chief Ben Raymond placed Strawn on departmental leave per civil service law.
In addition to murder charges and charges stemming from a domestic incident in October 2019, Jones will also face another charge of Aggravated Assault upon a Peace Officer. He remains hospitalized.