One killed and three injured in Saturday night shooting; suspect shot and killed by police
Incident connected to a Saturday homicide investigation in Alexandria
RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - Louisiana State Police (LSP) have taken over the investigation of a man fatally shot by law enforcement in Pineville on Sunday (June 18). The man involved was being sought in connection to a homicide investigation in Alexandria.
LSP shared that they were contacted by the Alexandria Police Department (APD) in reference to a shooting involving police on Sunday morning.
According to LSP, officers with APD, Pineville Police, and the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the Arbor Hill Senior Apartments on E. Shamrock Street in Pineville. At some point, LSP shared that the officers encountered the man and “an altercation ensued” leading to shots fired. The man was pronounced dead.
The identity of the man is being withheld, but LSP said it will be released at a later time.
According to LSP, officers from APD, PPD, and RPSO were in Pineville looking for a man connected to a homicide investigation in Alexandria on Saturday.
“As far as I understand, there was a homicide investigation they had yesterday,” said LSP Master Trooper Casey Wallace with Troop E. “They were investigating that, which led them to the Pineville area to further that investigation. I don’t want to speak on their investigation.”
The Alexandria Police Department published a release on Sunday afternoon, more than 20 hours after the shooting had occurred, stating that Lakeisha Hayward, 37, of San Antonio, was shot and killed, and three others were shot and taken to the hospital with life-threatening wounds. According to APD, the shooting happened around 9:35 p.m. on Saturday night at 3323 Willow Glen River Road.
Notably, APD never confirmed on its own accord that the suspect shot at the Arbor Hill apartments was the suspect in the Willow Glen River Road shooting.
Prior to APD publishing the release, KALB asked LSP for details on the Saturday incident, but troopers shared that it is APD’s investigation. At the time, no information had been released by APD on the homicide, despite multiple attempts to contact the department and the City of Alexandria. Specifically, KALB has reached out to APD Chief Chad Gremillion and City of Alexandria Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Michael Caffery for details.
As of Sunday afternoon, LSP were still on scene at the Arbor Hill Senior Apartments. LSP’s crime scene team out of Baton Rouge has been called to the area to help with the investigation.
The seniors living in the apartments were evacuated during the incident. Since LSP is still investigating the crime scene, there is no timeframe for when residents will be allowed to go back to Arbor Hill.
This is still an ongoing investigation. This article will be updated with any new information relating to both the Alexandria and Pineville incidents.
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