POLICE: Fifth suspect arrested in DeRidder Labor Day shooting - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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POLICE: Fifth suspect arrested in DeRidder Labor Day shooting

Jushawn Flammings (Source: DeRidder Police Department) Jushawn Flammings (Source: DeRidder Police Department)
Samuel Miller (Source: DeRidder Police Department) Samuel Miller (Source: DeRidder Police Department)
Tarik Njoku (Source: DeRidder Police Department) Tarik Njoku (Source: DeRidder Police Department)
Larry Williams (Source: DeRidder Police Department) Larry Williams (Source: DeRidder Police Department)
DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) -

A fifth suspect has been arrested in connection with an early morning Labor Day shooting in DeRidder, officials said.

Larry Williams III, 17, of Leesville, was arrested in Leesville Tuesday night, DeRidder Chief of Police John Gott said. Williams is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. 

DeRidder police had announced earlier Tuesday that Williams was "armed and dangerous."

Related story: DeRidder Police: Two injured in early morning Labor Day shooting

Gott said more arrests may be coming.

Chief Deputy Christopher Rudy said two large groups of mostly juveniles met at a basketball court in DeRidder for a fight between two juveniles just after midnight on Monday, September 4. Just as the groups met and the two juveniles were about to fight, witnesses told officers that two or three persons in one of the groups began pulling guns from their waistbands and everyone started running away.

One of the gunmen started shooting. Two people were injured in the shooting - one shot in the spine and the other in the shoulder.

Arrested:

  • Larry Williams III, 17, of Leesville. 
  • Samuel Miller, 17, of Leesville.
  • Jushawn “JuJu” Flammings, 17, of Leesville.
  • Tarik "Snoop" Njoku, 19, of Leesville.
  • Unnamed 16-year-old juvenile.

All subjects are being held without bond pending a hearing.

DeRidder detectives will continue their investigation until everyone involved in the shooting has been identified, and are asking witnesses to the shooting to contact police, said Rudy.

"Investigators are seeking those who went to the scene with this group to come forward," said Rudy. "Investigators believe that those who went to the scene may not have known what was about to occur, but upon leaving, knew what just happened at that point and should provide information to avoid any possible criminal charges for accessory after the fact."

DeRidder Police is asking witnesses to call detectives at 337-462-8911.

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