28-year-old Jennings man killed in shooting identified

(Source: MGN)
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 9:26 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 26, 2022 at 1:22 PM CDT
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Jennings, La. (KPLC) - A suspect is charged with second-degree murder in a fatal shooting outside a convenience store in Jennings Friday evening.

Manuel Provost, 28, of Jennings, was shot in the head around 7:30 p.m. following an altercation on the corner of Wood and Main Streets, said Jennings Police Chief Danny Semmes.

The fight and subsequent shooting were captured on surveillance video. It appeared that Provost struck the suspect in the face, and the suspect pulled a handgun out of his waistband and shot him, Chief Semmes said.

There were 25 to 30 people in the parking lot at the time, and they all fled when shots were fired, Chief Semmes said.

When officers arrived, Provost was lying on the ground in the parking lot with people assisting him. Officers located several shell casings in the area, said Chief Semmes.

The Jennings Police Department posted a frame from the surveillance footage to Facebook around 9 p.m., asking for help identifying the suspect. With the help of tips and a previous investigation into gang activity, officers identified the suspect as Tregan Kenneth Citizen, 20, of Jennings.

Tregan Kenneth Citizen
Tregan Kenneth Citizen(Jennings Police Department)

Officers obtained an arrest warrant and searched areas that Citizen was known to frequent in Jennings, along with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office.

The Jennings Police Department posted a photo of Citizen after midnight on Saturday. They received a tip that Citizen was seen at Westfield Apartments in Welsh.

The Jennings police met with the Welsh Police Department, who called the occupants out of the apartment. A female walked out, followed by Citizen, Chief Semmes said.

Officers took Citizen into custody and booked him into the Jeff Davis Parish jail on a charge of second-degree murder.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the apartment where Citizen was found, where they located two handguns. One of the handguns is believed to be the one used in the homicide, and it had been stolen, Chief Semmes said.

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