UPDATE: 3 arrested after triple homicide overnight in Bastrop

2 dead at scene, one died at hospital.
Investigators say two will face murder charges.
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 9:24 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 6:23 PM CDT
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UPDATE: (6:20 p.m.) - The Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office says several arrests have been made in connection with a triple homicide that happened overnight in Bastrop.

The early morning shooting claimed the lives of three teenage boys and has led to the arrest of three suspects, according to Morehouse Parish Chief Deputy James Mardis.

Mardis said they received multiple 911 calls about a shooting at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Callers told police that they heard 15-20 gunshots. The incident happened on Bentley Street not far from Montgomery Avenue.

Law enforcement investigators worked on the case throughout the day, gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses. They made three arrests in less than 24 hours.

MPSO released the identities of the suspects Wednesday evening:

Jaquarius Givens

Jaquarius Givens was arrested on three counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder.

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Errigan Rainwater

Errigan Rainwater was arrested on three counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder.

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John Lee Rabun

John Lee Rabun was arrested on one count of obstruction of justice.

John Lee Rabun
John Lee Rabun(KNOE)

The victims lived in a neighborhood a few blocks away from the shooting.

Mardis said all three deceased teens were shot. Two passed away at the scene and one at the local hospital.

Investigators have not confirmed what type of guns were used, and the identities of the victims are not being released due to their age and notification of next of kin.

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