Category Archives: Louisiana

Double Murder – Killed – Tacara C. Williams (Metairie, LA)

Tacara C. Williams

Two gunmen opened fire in the parking lot of a Metairie apartment complex early Monday, killing two people in what authorities said was a drug-related crime. The gunfire erupted in the predawn hours and sent parents running to protect their kids as bullets struck a nearby residence.

The people killed were identified as Tacara C. Williams, 25, and Demektric Whitfield-Anderson, 29, both of Memphis, Tenn. A third person in the car at the time was unharmed.

The gunfire sent nearby parents running to protect their kids. A bullet struck an apartment window, cracking it but not injuring the 7-year-old boy sleeping in the room.

Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies were searching for two assailants who started shooting shortly before 5:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Pasadena Avenue.

The driver, Whitfield-Anderson, was shot multiple times and died at East Jefferson General Hospital. Williams, the woman in the passenger seat died at the scene. A woman in the back seat survived unharmed and was being questioned by detectives, Boyd said.

According to Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office spokesman Glen Boyd, a man and two women were staying at the Super 8 on Clearview Parkway when the man either made or received a phone call leading the three people to drive to an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Pasadena Avenue.

Boyd said that two men approached the car and started talking to Demektric Whitfield-Anderson, who was in the drivers seat. The Whitefield-Anderson then began to back up the car in an attempt to leave the scene when the two men opened fire on the car.

Boyd said Whitfield-Andersen was shot multiple times and taken to East Jefferson General Hospital, where he died. Tacara C. Williams, the front passenger seat, died in the car.

A second woman was in the back seat and wasn’t injured, Boyd said. Both victims were from Memphis, Tennessee.

A second suspect has been booked and charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Demekrtic Anderson-Whitfield aka Memphis rapper Meechy Meech.

Jason “Jay” Thomas of New Orleans, has surrendered, according to Nola, after being wanted in connection with the double homicide shooting which occurred on December 30th in Metairie apartment complex in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, a part of New Orleans metro-area.

Demekrtic Anderson-Whitfield aka Meechy Meech along with Tacara Moss-Williams were both shot and killed after setting up a meeting by phone which took place at the apartment complex just a few blocks from the motel in which they were staying in.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/metairie_double_homicides_gunf.html

http://www.memphisrap.com/2014/01/20/2nd-suspect-turns-himself-in-for-double-homicide-of-memphis-rapper-and-friend/

http://www.wdam.com/story/24409160/second-arrest-made-in-metairie-double-homicide

http://www.fox8live.com/story/24327922/double-homicide-in-metairie-under-investigation-by-police

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24328387/shooting-near-la-apartment-complex-leaves-man-and-woman-from-tn-dead

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/jpso-investigating-metairie-double-homicide/23693562

http://www.memphisrap.com/2014/01/06/memphis-rapper-dead-murdered-in-new-orleans-double-homicide-shooting-1-arrest-made/

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/2014/09/04/14651556/

Double Murder – Killed – Demektric Whitfield-Anderson (Metairie, LA)

Demektric Whitfield-Anderson

Two gunmen opened fire in the parking lot of a Metairie apartment complex early Monday, killing two people in what authorities said was a drug-related crime. The gunfire erupted in the predawn hours and sent parents running to protect their kids as bullets struck a nearby residence.

The people killed were identified as Tacara C. Williams, 25, and Demektric Whitfield-Anderson, 29, both of Memphis, Tenn. A third person in the car at the time was unharmed.

The gunfire sent nearby parents running to protect their kids. A bullet struck an apartment window, cracking it but not injuring the 7-year-old boy sleeping in the room.

Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies were searching for two assailants who started shooting shortly before 5:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Pasadena Avenue.

The driver, Whitfield-Anderson, was shot multiple times and died at East Jefferson General Hospital. Williams, the woman in the passenger seat died at the scene. A woman in the back seat survived unharmed and was being questioned by detectives, Boyd said.

According to Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office spokesman Glen Boyd, a man and two women were staying at the Super 8 on Clearview Parkway when the man either made or received a phone call leading the three people to drive to an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Pasadena Avenue.

Boyd said that two men approached the car and started talking to Demektric Whitfield-Anderson, who was in the drivers seat. The Whitefield-Anderson then began to back up the car in an attempt to leave the scene when the two men opened fire on the car.

Boyd said Whitfield-Andersen was shot multiple times and taken to East Jefferson General Hospital, where he died. Tacara C. Williams, the front passenger seat, died in the car.

A second woman was in the back seat and wasn’t injured, Boyd said. Both victims were from Memphis, Tennessee.

A second suspect has been booked and charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Demekrtic Anderson-Whitfield aka Memphis rapper Meechy Meech.

Jason “Jay” Thomas of New Orleans, has surrendered, according to Nola, after being wanted in connection with the double homicide shooting which occurred on December 30th in Metairie apartment complex in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, a part of New Orleans metro-area.

Demekrtic Anderson-Whitfield aka Meechy Meech along with Tacara Moss-Williams were both shot and killed after setting up a meeting by phone which took place at the apartment complex just a few blocks from the motel in which they were staying in.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/metairie_double_homicides_gunf.html

http://www.memphisrap.com/2014/01/20/2nd-suspect-turns-himself-in-for-double-homicide-of-memphis-rapper-and-friend/

http://www.wdam.com/story/24409160/second-arrest-made-in-metairie-double-homicide

http://www.fox8live.com/story/24327922/double-homicide-in-metairie-under-investigation-by-police

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24328387/shooting-near-la-apartment-complex-leaves-man-and-woman-from-tn-dead

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/jpso-investigating-metairie-double-homicide/23693562

http://www.memphisrap.com/2014/01/06/memphis-rapper-dead-murdered-in-new-orleans-double-homicide-shooting-1-arrest-made/

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/2014/09/04/14651556/

Killed – Joseph Glenn (Ruston, LA)

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RUSTON — A suspect in an armed robbery and a separate kidnapping was shot and killed Sunday by police at a Ruston motel, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Joseph Glenn, 22, of Grambling, confronted the Ruston police officers with a replica of a handgun before he was fatally shot at a Hampton Inn around 5:30 a.m., the State Police said.

Glenn was the suspect in an armed robbery at a Ruston gas station that was reported several hours before the motel shooting. He also was suspected of involvement in a kidnapping at a Walmart in Ruston that occurred after the robbery.

State Police Trooper Albert Paxton said nobody was injured in the armed robbery or kidnapping, but he didn’t immediately release any other information about either incident.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/police_shoot_ruston_armed_robb.html

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24323554/fatal-officer-involved-shooting-in-ruston

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/08/30/glenn-speaking-joseph-kendall-glenn/14826151/

http://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/regional_news/article_e78563e6-711f-11e3-b894-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.ktbs.com/story/24323401/police-fatally-shoot-ruston-armed-robbery-suspect

http://www.ksla.com/story/24323554/fatal-officer-involved-shooting-in-ruston

Mass Murder/Suicide – Dead – Ben Freeman (Houma, LA)

Ben Freeman

A Houma man killed four, including himself, and injured three others in a shooting rampage across Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes Thursday, according to police.

The dead are Milton Bourgeois, longtime CEO at Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital in Raceland; Susan “Pixie” Gouaux, wife of Lafourche Parish Councilman Phillip Gouaux; the suspected shooter, 38-year-old Ben Edward Freeman; and his wife Denise Taylor Freeman.

Councilman Gouaux, his daughter Andrea and Bourgeois’ wife Ann were also shot, but had survived as Friday morning.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s deputies found Ben Freeman dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his SUV on U.S. 90 near Bayou Blue hours after the shooting.

According to Sheriff Craig Webre, sometime before 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Freeman entered Councilman Gouaux’s residence on Hyland Drive in Lockport. Freeman was divorced from Gouaux’s daughter Jeanne, who was not at the home.

Once inside, police believe the shotgun-wielding gunman shot Phillip Gouaux in the throat, killed Gouaux’s wife and shot his other daughter Andrea.

The councilman was able to make the initial 911 call before he was rushed with Andrea to University Hospital in New Orleans. They are listed in critical, but stable condition.

Immediately after, Freeman drove some 15 miles north to Raceland and the home of Bourgeois on the 2900 block of La. 308. Bourgeois was the CEO of St. Anne General Hospital since 1988 where Freeman worked as a registered nurse before being terminated in 2011, according to Webre.

Inside the Bourgeois residence, police said Freeman killed Bourgeois with a close range shotgun blast. Bourgeois’s wife Ann was also shot in the leg and is listed in stable condition.

Three hospitals where Freeman worked in years past, Terrebonne General Medical Center, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital, were on lockdown while officers searched for Freeman.

Parked along U.S. 90 sometime before 10:20 p.m., Freeman shot himself in the head with the same shotgun used in the slayings, police said.

The search for Freeman led authorities to his Houma home, where they found his wife, Denise Taylor Freeman, dead in the bathtub, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said. Her cause of death hasn’t been determined, but Freeman is suspected of killing her as well.

Webre described a “difficult” custody conflict between Ben Freeman and Phillip Gouaux’s daughter. He noted Freeman was mandated by a court to have supervised visits with the four children he fathered with the daughter.

Freeman has also plead guilty to harassment charges and had multiple protective orders filed by his ex-wife, according to Webre. The last of those orders expired less than a month ago.

“Clearly, there has been a very difficult and complicated divorce/custody issue going on,” Webre said in a late-night news conference Thursday.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner ruled the cause of death was asphyxia (strangulation) due to suffocation and drowning for Denise Freeman. Authorities believe she was the first victim killed.

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20131226/HURBLOG/131229744

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20140311/HURBLOG/140319906

http://bayoutimelive.com/update-injured-shooting-victims-remain-in-stable-condition/

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-louisiana-shooting-rampage-20131227-story.html

http://news.yahoo.com/police-4-dead-la-shootings-3-injured-093150782.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/lafourche_parish_shooter_had_a.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/louisiana-man-kills-wounds-shooting-spree-article-1.1559338

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/lafourche-terrebonne/2014/09/04/14650620/

http://theadvocate.com/news/7957993-123/photos-gunman-targeted-wife-former

http://www.houmatimes.com/news/article_f5470abc-7295-11e3-a8d0-001a4bcf887a.html

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houmatoday/obituary.aspx?pid=168863677

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http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Ben-Freeman-97439748

Mass Shooting – Killed – Milton Bourgeois (Houma, LA)

Milton Bourgeois

A Houma man killed four, including himself, and injured three others in a shooting rampage across Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes Thursday, according to police.

The dead are Milton Bourgeois, longtime CEO at Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital in Raceland; Susan “Pixie” Gouaux, wife of Lafourche Parish Councilman Phillip Gouaux; the suspected shooter, 38-year-old Ben Edward Freeman; and his wife Denise Taylor Freeman.

Councilman Gouaux, his daughter Andrea and Bourgeois’ wife Ann were also shot, but had survived as Friday morning.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s deputies found Ben Freeman dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his SUV on U.S. 90 near Bayou Blue hours after the shooting.

According to Sheriff Craig Webre, sometime before 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Freeman entered Councilman Gouaux’s residence on Hyland Drive in Lockport. Freeman was divorced from Gouaux’s daughter Jeanne, who was not at the home.

Once inside, police believe the shotgun-wielding gunman shot Phillip Gouaux in the throat, killed Gouaux’s wife and shot his other daughter Andrea.

The councilman was able to make the initial 911 call before he was rushed with Andrea to University Hospital in New Orleans. They are listed in critical, but stable condition.

Immediately after, Freeman drove some 15 miles north to Raceland and the home of Bourgeois on the 2900 block of La. 308. Bourgeois was the CEO of St. Anne General Hospital since 1988 where Freeman worked as a registered nurse before being terminated in 2011, according to Webre.

Inside the Bourgeois residence, police said Freeman killed Bourgeois with a close range shotgun blast. Bourgeois’s wife Ann was also shot in the leg and is listed in stable condition.

Three hospitals where Freeman worked in years past, Terrebonne General Medical Center, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital, were on lockdown while officers searched for Freeman.

Parked along U.S. 90 sometime before 10:20 p.m., Freeman shot himself in the head with the same shotgun used in the slayings, police said.

The search for Freeman led authorities to his Houma home, where they found his wife, Denise Taylor Freeman, dead in the bathtub, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said. Her cause of death hasn’t been determined, but Freeman is suspected of killing her as well.

Webre described a “difficult” custody conflict between Ben Freeman and Phillip Gouaux’s daughter. He noted Freeman was mandated by a court to have supervised visits with the four children he fathered with the daughter.

Freeman has also plead guilty to harassment charges and had multiple protective orders filed by his ex-wife, according to Webre. The last of those orders expired less than a month ago.

“Clearly, there has been a very difficult and complicated divorce/custody issue going on,” Webre said in a late-night news conference Thursday.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner ruled the cause of death was asphyxia (strangulation) due to suffocation and drowning for Denise Freeman. Authorities believe she was the first victim killed.

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20131226/HURBLOG/131229744

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20140311/HURBLOG/140319906

http://bayoutimelive.com/update-injured-shooting-victims-remain-in-stable-condition/

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-louisiana-shooting-rampage-20131227-story.html

http://news.yahoo.com/police-4-dead-la-shootings-3-injured-093150782.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/lafourche_parish_shooter_had_a.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/louisiana-man-kills-wounds-shooting-spree-article-1.1559338

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/lafourche-terrebonne/2014/09/04/14650620/

http://theadvocate.com/news/7957993-123/photos-gunman-targeted-wife-former

http://www.houmatimes.com/news/article_f5470abc-7295-11e3-a8d0-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.houmatimes.com/news/article_72f25834-77e3-11e3-ab19-0019bb2963f4.html

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http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Ben-Freeman-97439748

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Houma, LA)

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A Houma man killed four, including himself, and injured three others in a shooting rampage across Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes Thursday, according to police.

The dead are Milton Bourgeois, longtime CEO at Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital in Raceland; Susan “Pixie” Gouaux, wife of Lafourche Parish Councilman Phillip Gouaux; the suspected shooter, 38-year-old Ben Edward Freeman; and his wife Denise Taylor Freeman.

Councilman Gouaux, his daughter Andrea and Bourgeois’ wife Ann were also shot, but had survived as Friday morning.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s deputies found Ben Freeman dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his SUV on U.S. 90 near Bayou Blue hours after the shooting.

According to Sheriff Craig Webre, sometime before 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Freeman entered Councilman Gouaux’s residence on Hyland Drive in Lockport. Freeman was divorced from Gouaux’s daughter Jeanne, who was not at the home.

Once inside, police believe the shotgun-wielding gunman shot Phillip Gouaux in the throat, killed Gouaux’s wife and shot his other daughter Andrea.

The councilman was able to make the initial 911 call before he was rushed with Andrea to University Hospital in New Orleans. They are listed in critical, but stable condition.

Immediately after, Freeman drove some 15 miles north to Raceland and the home of Bourgeois on the 2900 block of La. 308. Bourgeois was the CEO of St. Anne General Hospital since 1988 where Freeman worked as a registered nurse before being terminated in 2011, according to Webre.

Inside the Bourgeois residence, police said Freeman killed Bourgeois with a close range shotgun blast. Bourgeois’s wife Ann was also shot in the leg and is listed in stable condition.

Three hospitals where Freeman worked in years past, Terrebonne General Medical Center, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital, were on lockdown while officers searched for Freeman.

Parked along U.S. 90 sometime before 10:20 p.m., Freeman shot himself in the head with the same shotgun used in the slayings, police said.

The search for Freeman led authorities to his Houma home, where they found his wife, Denise Taylor Freeman, dead in the bathtub, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said. Her cause of death hasn’t been determined, but Freeman is suspected of killing her as well.

Webre described a “difficult” custody conflict between Ben Freeman and Phillip Gouaux’s daughter. He noted Freeman was mandated by a court to have supervised visits with the four children he fathered with the daughter.

Freeman has also plead guilty to harassment charges and had multiple protective orders filed by his ex-wife, according to Webre. The last of those orders expired less than a month ago.

“Clearly, there has been a very difficult and complicated divorce/custody issue going on,” Webre said in a late-night news conference Thursday.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner ruled the cause of death was asphyxia (strangulation) due to suffocation and drowning for Denise Freeman. Authorities believe she was the first victim killed.

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20131226/HURBLOG/131229744

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20140311/HURBLOG/140319906

http://bayoutimelive.com/update-injured-shooting-victims-remain-in-stable-condition/

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-louisiana-shooting-rampage-20131227-story.html

http://news.yahoo.com/police-4-dead-la-shootings-3-injured-093150782.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/lafourche_parish_shooter_had_a.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/louisiana-man-kills-wounds-shooting-spree-article-1.1559338

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/lafourche-terrebonne/2014/09/04/14650620/

http://theadvocate.com/news/7957993-123/photos-gunman-targeted-wife-former

http://www.houmatimes.com/news/article_f5470abc-7295-11e3-a8d0-001a4bcf887a.html

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http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Ben-Freeman-97439748

Mass Shooting – Killed – Susan Gouaux (Houma, LA)

Susan Gouaux

A Houma man killed four, including himself, and injured three others in a shooting rampage across Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes Thursday, according to police.

The dead are Milton Bourgeois, longtime CEO at Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital in Raceland; Susan “Pixie” Gouaux, wife of Lafourche Parish Councilman Phillip Gouaux; the suspected shooter, 38-year-old Ben Edward Freeman; and his wife Denise Taylor Freeman.

Councilman Gouaux, his daughter Andrea and Bourgeois’ wife Ann were also shot, but had survived as Friday morning.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s deputies found Ben Freeman dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his SUV on U.S. 90 near Bayou Blue hours after the shooting.

According to Sheriff Craig Webre, sometime before 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Freeman entered Councilman Gouaux’s residence on Hyland Drive in Lockport. Freeman was divorced from Gouaux’s daughter Jeanne, who was not at the home.

Once inside, police believe the shotgun-wielding gunman shot Phillip Gouaux in the throat, killed Gouaux’s wife and shot his other daughter Andrea.

The councilman was able to make the initial 911 call before he was rushed with Andrea to University Hospital in New Orleans. They are listed in critical, but stable condition.

Immediately after, Freeman drove some 15 miles north to Raceland and the home of Bourgeois on the 2900 block of La. 308. Bourgeois was the CEO of St. Anne General Hospital since 1988 where Freeman worked as a registered nurse before being terminated in 2011, according to Webre.

Inside the Bourgeois residence, police said Freeman killed Bourgeois with a close range shotgun blast. Bourgeois’s wife Ann was also shot in the leg and is listed in stable condition.

Three hospitals where Freeman worked in years past, Terrebonne General Medical Center, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital, were on lockdown while officers searched for Freeman.

Parked along U.S. 90 sometime before 10:20 p.m., Freeman shot himself in the head with the same shotgun used in the slayings, police said.

The search for Freeman led authorities to his Houma home, where they found his wife, Denise Taylor Freeman, dead in the bathtub, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said. Her cause of death hasn’t been determined, but Freeman is suspected of killing her as well.

Webre described a “difficult” custody conflict between Ben Freeman and Phillip Gouaux’s daughter. He noted Freeman was mandated by a court to have supervised visits with the four children he fathered with the daughter.

Freeman has also plead guilty to harassment charges and had multiple protective orders filed by his ex-wife, according to Webre. The last of those orders expired less than a month ago.

“Clearly, there has been a very difficult and complicated divorce/custody issue going on,” Webre said in a late-night news conference Thursday.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner ruled the cause of death was asphyxia (strangulation) due to suffocation and drowning for Denise Freeman. Authorities believe she was the first victim killed.

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20131226/HURBLOG/131229744

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20140311/HURBLOG/140319906

http://bayoutimelive.com/update-injured-shooting-victims-remain-in-stable-condition/

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-louisiana-shooting-rampage-20131227-story.html

http://news.yahoo.com/police-4-dead-la-shootings-3-injured-093150782.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/lafourche_parish_shooter_had_a.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/louisiana-man-kills-wounds-shooting-spree-article-1.1559338

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/lafourche-terrebonne/2014/09/04/14650620/

http://theadvocate.com/news/7957993-123/photos-gunman-targeted-wife-former

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