Man arrested in death of Cut Off woman

Posted on May 10, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Louisiana |

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lesley Peters said deputies have booked 22-year-old Toby Gray with second-degree murder. She said Gray knew the victim, 37-year-old Raquel Barrios, for about two to three weeks.

Peters said the shooting, which took place in the Alidore community Sunday night, happened after an argument over money that Barrios supposedly owed Gray. More on theadvertiser.com

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Father shot 19-year-old son

Posted on April 20, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Louisiana |

Mamou, LA – A Mamou man has been arrested in the shooting death of his 19-year-old son. According to the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Michael Scott Bushnell Jr. was found dead outside his Lanse Prien Noir Road home shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night. Michael Scott Bushnell Sr. has been charged with second degree murder and is currently being held on $500,000 bond.

Deborah Bushnell says she was on the phone with her son when he was allegedly shot and killed by her estranged husband.

“All I heard was my husband cock the 12 gauge shot gun, throw off a shot, then a second and then a third, then all I heard was dead silence,” said Bushnell.

Deborah Bushnell and her two younger children have been living in a shelter for domestic violence victims for several months. She says earlier Monday, her husband checked her younger son out of Mamou High School unplanned, and took him home and threatened him. When her husband was distracted, Bushnell says her younger son was able to escape to a neighbor’s home. Her eldest son Michael arrived home from work to his father’s house a short time later. She says her son called her asking her for help calming down his father when she heard gunshots. Deborah Bushnell says her son’s death is the culmination of years of abuse by her husband.

“I think he had planned to kill us all, because he had warned me time and time again if I didn’t come home something bad was going to happen,” said Bushnell.

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Woman shot dead her boyfriend at home

Posted on April 19, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Louisiana |

Denham Springs, LA – A 49-year-old woman allegedly shot and killed her 26-year-old boyfriend in self defense early this morning in Denham Springs.

Livingston Parish emergency dispatchers received a call around 2:22 a.m. from a woman who said she had shot her boyfriend at her home, 30891 Lilac St., Denham Springs, said Jason Ard, a spokesman for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Mark Lockwood, 26, was dead at the scene when deputies arrived, having been shot once in the chest, Ard said.

The woman, Suzanne White, 49, told investigators Lockwood had put a knife to her throat demanding she tell him the location of the gun, Ard said. She convinced him to remove the knife from her throat, but he was still holding it when she reached the gun first and shot him. More on 2theAdvocate.com

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Teen shot to death by two other juveniles

Posted on April 13, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Louisiana |

Shreveport, Louisiana – Shreveport police are looking for two juveniles they believe were involved in a shooting death last night.

Patrol units responded to the 1900 block of Patzman in reference to a shots fired call. They found the victim lying in the parking lot of the Canaan Village apartments with a gun shot wound to his lower back.

Numerous witnesses were interviewed it was learned that Paul Jones, 16, (pictured) and Josh Brooks, 16, had gotten into a verbal altercation with the victim and other juveniles several days prior.

If you know where Jones or Brooks might be, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 673-7373. More on KTBS

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