Man dies after shooting at Monroe gas station, 2 suspects arrested
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - UPDATE: The Monroe Police Department located and arrested Xavier Givens on March 8, 2023, around 9 a.m. Givens was one of two suspects involved in the shooting.
Givens was arrested on the charges of one count of illegal use of weapons or dangerous instruments, one count of illegal carrying of weapons and one count of criminal conspiracy.
UPDATE: MPD is asking for the public’s help in locating a second suspect linked to the Feb. 7 shooting.
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Xavier Givens, contact MPD at (318)-329-2600 or Crime Stoppers of North Delta at (318)-399-CASH(2274).
UPDATE: Monroe Police Department arrested Jarvis Lavelle Johnson on Feb. 7, 2023, around 11 p.m. in connection to the shooting.
According to MPD, three people were shot with one pronounced dead by medical personnel.
Surveillance video seen by MPD shows an individual leaving the store after getting into an altercation with the victim. The individual went to get his brother, Johnson. Johnson appears to walk to the front of the store and swing at the victim. The victim pulled out a black handgun but was never seen pointing it at anyone. Johnson then pulls out a silver handgun and fires a round of shots. Afterward, Johnson walks in the front door and points the gun into the store.
The victim had put his gun away but brought it back out when Johnsons came back into view. Johnson fired into the business with the victim returning fire. The victim was struck on the right side of his chest. Two others were shot but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
Johnson and his brother then fled the scene.
Johnsons was arrested on the charges of second-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, criminal conspiracy and illegal carrying of a weapon.
UPDATE: A man has died after being shot. The Monroe Police Department says it happened just before 4 p.m. Tuesday at the 76 gas station on Winnsboro Road.
Detectives say they have a person of interest in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.
Officers with the Monroe Police Department were on the scene of a possible shooting after what’s been a violent few days.
According to Detective Matt Schmitz, officers received information about a possible shooting at Winnsboro Road at South 9th Street just before 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. Investigators arrived on the scene and left shortly before 5:30 Tuesday afternoon.
A KNOE reporter at the scene says the glass of a local 76 convenience store appears shattered while detectives speak with possible witnesses. The store was closed while employees cleaned up.
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