Longville family speaks about tragic shooting - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Longville family speaks about tragic shooting

Sherry Langley (Source: Facebook) Sherry Langley (Source: Facebook)
LONGVILLE, LA (KPLC) -

Beauregard Sheriff's Office investigators still aren't sure what led 51-year-old Randall Langley to allegedly shoot and kill his wife, Sherry, inside their Longville home.

According to authorities, the couple's daughter witnessed the shooting and called 911. By the time deputies arrived, Randall Langley had fled the scene only to be caught hours later after crashing his pickup truck in Merryville.

A week later, it's still hard for the family to understand.

"It's still a big shock. Completely unexpected," said Heather Gray, Sherry's daughter-in-law.

Gray said it's been a rough week as the couple's four children essentially lost both of their parents. With their father now in jail accused of the crime, they're left with only memories of their mother's smile and contagious laugh.

"She was a great person. Very outspoken, but just was honest with you. You always knew what Miss Sherry was thinking. She'd tell you," said Gray. "The preacher put it best at her funeral - to know Sherry was to know love. And she just loved everyone."

An employee of South Beauregard Upper Elementary, 44-year-old Sherry managed to touch a lot of lives. One of those people is Tiffany Hebert, who organized a bake sale to help offset funeral expenses.

"She contributed to my life. She inspired me to do whatever I wanted to do. She was a mother to anyone who needed one. And she believed in you no matter what," said Hebert.

It's the overwhelming support of people like Hebert and countless others who the family says will get them through this difficult time.

"They've been able to see that there are so many good people that are there for them and want to be there for them. I don't have the words to express how grateful we all are," said Gray.

Randall Langley remains in the Beauregard Parish Jail, charged with second-degree murder. His bond is set at $1.75 million. 

Meanwhile, if you would like to help with Sherry's funeral expenses, an account has been set up at First National Bank.

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