LAPLACE, La. — A LaPlace man was found fatally shot to death inside a home early Wednesday, according to St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre. The homicide is the ninth of 2013 in St. John Parish.
Around 1:30 a.m., deputies were called to home in the 1500 block of Ellerslie Avenue on a report that a man had been shot, Tregre said. When deputies arrived at the home, they found Johnathan Toussaint, 33, inside his residence.
His wife had found him dead in a closet with bullet wounds, according to St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The estranged wife of a LaPlace man killed during a home invasion in July has been arrested in connection with his murder. St. John the Baptist Parish investigators say Toya Madison Toussaint, 33, hired teenagers to kill her 33-year-old husband in order to collect an insurance policy.
The couple, whom authorities said had been together for 14 years, was married for five years before separating in May.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A 38-year-old Fayetteville man was charged with first-degree murder early Wednesday after authorities say he shot and killed a person at a home in the 800 block of Bullock Street.
Marlon Dwayne Underwood, of 1906 Slater Ave., was jailed without bond Wednesday morning in the Cumberland County jail.
According to investigators, Underwood shot Robert Lamont Currie, 42, multiple times about 12:15 a.m. after a disturbance at Currie’s Bullock Street home.
Currie was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Fayetteville police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting on Bullock Street early Wednesday morning.
Police responded to a report of a shooting at approximately 12:20 a.m. at the 800 block of Bullock St. An investigation determined that a verbal dispute began at a residence and ended with the victim being shot and killed.
A 20-year-old man who had been on probation for brutally attacking and assaulting a senior citizen in 2011 was shot to death in Olney late Tuesday night, according to police.
Samuel Cave, of Champlost Avenue near 4th Street in Olney, was shot once in the chest just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at 5th and Grange streets, police said Wednesday. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center and became the second gunshot wound victim of the night to die there at 11:52 p.m., after a man shot in West Oak Lane about two hours earlier also died there.
A 17-year-old boy wounded in the same shooting was also taken to Einstein, where he was listed in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the arms and abdomen, police said.
Four teenagers are now in police custody in connection with Lawton’s 11th homicide of the year.
Lawton Police Captain Craig Akard says 17-year-old Deshawn Lamar Givens was shot around 10:30 pm Tuesday night at an apartment complex in the 600 block of SW 52nd Street.
Police say Givens suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest, doctors performed surgery on the teen, but he died.
Police say 18-year-old John Paul Santana is behind bars and charged with murder.
One juvenile is also in custody for accessory after the fact and two other juveniles are being detained as material witnesses.
On July 9, 2013, Rekeisha Blanton, B/F/11-12-90, and Charles Smith, B/M/09-17-91, knocked on the door of the residence where Artavis Sanders was selling marijuana. When Sanders opened the door, Smith shot and killed Sanders. Anonymous witnesses identified Smith and Blanton as participating in this murder along with an unknown third person. Smith and Blanton are at large.
On July 9, 2013, at about 10:30 pm Officers responded to a shooting call in the 1900 block of Caddo Street. Officers discovered two victims with gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to Baylor Hospital. One of the victims, Artavis Sanders, B/M/18, was pronounced deceased. The second victim is recovering from surgery. Detectives are currently conducting an investigation. Next of kin for Mr. Sanders has been notified. The offense reports related to this incident will be documented on service numbers 174502-A and 174549-A.
Antwain Deshan Ewells, a 40-year-old black man, was fatally shot Tuesday, July 9, near West 37th Place and South Harvard Boulevard in Exposition Park, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 10 p.m. neighbors reported hearing shots in the area and observed a person motionless on a sidewalk, LAPD Det. Sal LaBarbera said. Police arrived to find Ewells suffering with at least one gunshot wound.
Ewells was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:38 p.m., coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said.
Witnesses said that a gunman shot from a dark-colored sedan, LaBarbera said. Police are seeking additional witnesses.
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In the 14000 block of Warwick, the male victim, 21, was entering his residence when the suspect approached and attempted to rob him. The victim produced a weapon (CPL holder), and fired firing shots, striking the suspect in the body. The suspect has died. Three other suspects who were waiting in the vehicle (grey, Honda) drove off, but returned and fired shots at the victim’s residence.