Five indicted in connection with 5th Avenue homicide

Five indicted in connection with 5th Avenue homicide
From left, Jeremiah Devon Richard, Kevin Leon Braxton, and Brandon Jerome Jefferson have been indicted on one count each of second-degree murder in the October shooting death of Paulden James Lewis at an apartment complex on 5th Avenue. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Five people have been indicted with an October homicide at Fairview Crossing Apartments on 5th Avenue.

Paulden James Lewis was shot around noon on Oct. 1, authorities say. He died the next day.

A grand jury in Calcasieu Court on Friday indicted Jeremiah Devon Richard, 26, Brandon Jerome Jefferson, 24, and Kevin Leon Braxton, 31, on one count each of second-degree murder.

Odessa Marie Chevis, 29, and Akeala Nicole Ellis, 35, were indicted on one count each of accessory after the fact to second-degree murder.

Kevin Braxton, 31, of Lafayette, has surrendered on a second-degree murder warrant in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Paulden James Lewis on 5th Avenue on Oct. 1.
Kevin Braxton, 31, of Lafayette, has surrendered on a second-degree murder warrant in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Paulden James Lewis on 5th Avenue on Oct. 1. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
Brandon Jerome Jefferson, 24, has been arrested for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Paulden James Lewis at a 5th Avenue apartment complex.
Brandon Jerome Jefferson, 24, has been arrested for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Paulden James Lewis at a 5th Avenue apartment complex. (Source: Department of Transportation)
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Akeala Ellis, 35, has been arrested for accessory after the fact to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Paulden James Lewis at a 5th Avenue apartment complex.
Akeala Ellis, 35, has been arrested for accessory after the fact to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Paulden James Lewis at a 5th Avenue apartment complex. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
Odessa Chavis, 29, has been arrested for accessory after the fact to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Paulden James Lewis at a 5th Avenue apartment complex.
Odessa Chavis, 29, has been arrested for accessory after the fact to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Paulden James Lewis at a 5th Avenue apartment complex. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

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