Two arrests in overnight fatal shooting in DeRidder - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Police name victim in fatal DeRidder shooting, two arrests made

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Chaddrick Mayes (Source: DeRidder Police Department) Chaddrick Mayes (Source: DeRidder Police Department)
Antonio D. Mayes (Source: DeRidder Police Department) Antonio D. Mayes (Source: DeRidder Police Department)

DeRidder Police have named the victim in Saturday's fatal shooting.

According to Lt. Craig Richard, the victim is 43-year-old David Palmer III, of Georgia.

Richard said officers responded to a call at around 12:45 a.m. Saturday on Tara Drive, off U.S. 190 West.

Upon arrival, officers found Palmer shot in the forehead. Authorities said Palmer was in town, visiting family.

Witnesses told police that Palmer and Chaddrick Mayes got into an altercation at a family gathering at which point Mayes retrieved a gun from a vehicle.

Witnesses reportedly told police that Mayes brandished the weapon for a short time before firing and fatally striking the victim in the forehead.

Police said Mayes then fled on foot. He and his brother, Antonio Mayes, were later arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office and Merryville Police, authorities said.

Chaddrick Mayes has been charged with second-degree murder.

Antonio Mayes has been charged with accessory after the fact to second-degree murder.

Both were jailed on $1 million bond.

More charges are pending as the investigation remains ongoing, according to authorities.

The Calcasieu Forensic Unit helped process the scene.

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