Posted: Jul 23, 2010 6:08 AM by Sharlee Barriere
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport woman Thursday was shot to
death by a man who later took his own life, police said.
Shreveport Police responded just before 1 p.m. to reports of
shots fired at Element Fitness. Witnesses told dispatchers that a
man shot a woman several times and then drove away.
Upon their arrival, they found Kristin R. Leonard, 29, suffering
from multiple gunshot wounds, said Sgt. Bill Goodin of the
Shreveport Police Department. She was transported to LSUHSC, where
she was later pronounced dead, he said.
Minutes later, Goodin said, officers spotted the car that fled
the scene stopped in traffic at an intersection. As officers
approached, the driver pulled a handgun and shot himself in the
head, Goodin said.
The man, identified as Joshua Miyagi, 31, was taken to LSUHSC,
where he later died.
Detectives believe Miyagi and Leonard had at one time been in a
"This is truly a tragedy for all of those involved and we are
deeply saddened for these families," said Police Chief Willie