Murder in Jennings, police have leads - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Murder in Jennings, police have leads

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) -

The murder of 29yr old David Deshotel happened around 2am this morning in Jennings, Louisiana.  He was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.

Deshotel is known as Bow or Bowlegs around the community where he lived.  To all who knew him, he was a rather "colorful" character who just seemed to live a tough life.

Earlier this year in March, 'Bowlegs' was shot in his leg.  A suspect was arrested in that crime.  Police do not expect the two crimes to be related.

Deshotel's sister Tammie Beitel, remembers how she found out her brother had been slain. She says "his (Deshotel) roommate called me and my sister around 2 o'clock this morning to say my brother was dead".

Jennings police chief says they are still investigating.  And while they will await autopsy results, the shooting has been ruled a homicide.  Officials went on to say that they are following a lead of a potential person of interest.

Tomorrow, Saturday July 9th at 6pm, we'll bring you more as this story develops.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • East Beauregard Elementary hosts Career on Wheels Day

    East Beauregard Elementary hosts Career on Wheels Day

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:50:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    East Beauregard Elementary celebrated its annual Career on Wheels Day. Last Friday, the school hosted a huge assortment of vehicles that represent careers within the community. Those vehicles included an ambulance, fire truck, BECI truck, State Trooper motorcycle units, DeRidder Police, Police Jury Dozer, race car, Wildlife and Fisheries truck and boat, drilling rig, a helicopter and more!  The event included an appearance from the radio station and picnics for differ...

    More >>

    East Beauregard Elementary celebrated its annual Career on Wheels Day. Last Friday, the school hosted a huge assortment of vehicles that represent careers within the community. Those vehicles included an ambulance, fire truck, BECI truck, State Trooper motorcycle units, DeRidder Police, Police Jury Dozer, race car, Wildlife and Fisheries truck and boat, drilling rig, a helicopter and more!  The event included an appearance from the radio station and picnics for differ...

    More >>
  • Scenic spots on the water to try this summer

    Scenic spots on the water to try this summer

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:45:59 GMT
    (Source: Dakota Watson)(Source: Dakota Watson)

    The final school bell of the year will ring in a couple weeks, and many kids will want to run straight to the lake. If you’ll be on the water this summer, why not try a new spot?

    More >>

    The final school bell of the year will ring in a couple weeks, and many kids will want to run straight to the lake. If you’ll be on the water this summer, why not try a new spot?

    More >>
  • Flood threat along Gulf Coast this Memorial Day weekend

    Flood threat along Gulf Coast this Memorial Day weekend

    Flood threat along Gulf Coast this Memorial Day weekend

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:03:50 GMT

    With hurricane season still two weeks away, we’re already keeping an eye of the Gulf of Mexico for not only a slight chance of tropical development, but most especially for a deep surge of tropical moisture that will likely bring a flood threat somewhere along the northern Gulf Coast by this holiday weekend.

    More >>

    With hurricane season still two weeks away, we’re already keeping an eye of the Gulf of Mexico for not only a slight chance of tropical development, but most especially for a deep surge of tropical moisture that will likely bring a flood threat somewhere along the northern Gulf Coast by this holiday weekend.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly