Louisiana Man Arrested After Allegedly Making Threats Against Churchgoers On Social Media During a Live Stream of a City Council Meeting
Caddo Parish, Louisiana – A man from Louisiana was arrested after allegedly making threats against churchgoers on social media during a live stream of a city council meeting.
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) revealed on April 26, 2023, that Detectives with the Cyber Crimes Unit had arrested a Shreveport, Louisiana man for allegedly threatening to kill people on a popular social media platform.
Christopher T. Short, 32, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was arrested on April 26 following an investigation into his bogus social media account, which he used to attend a live event at the Shreveport City Council meeting on April 25.
According to detectives, Short made a direct threat to harm white people in nearby Catholic churches during the live discussion. The CPSO was notified of the threat, and an inquiry was initiated.
On April 26, 2023, investigators acquired and carried out a search warrant at Short’s home. During their investigation, detectives reportedly discovered an AR-15-style weapon with a 60-round magazine. The weapon, magazine, and electronic devices were seized by detectives. Short was transported to the Criminal Investigation Division of the CPSO and questioned. Short created the bogus profile and posted the threat, according to detectives.
Short was arrested and charged with Terrorizing on one count. He was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center. In this case, no bond has been established.
Authorities indicated that this is an ongoing investigation, and additional charges are possible.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.