Monroe PD: Man found shot in head at Circle K on Louisville Avenue

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Monroe Police Department has released new information regarding a homicide at the Circle-K/Shell gas station at 301 Louisville Avenue.

Samuel Caleb Parker / Source: OPSO - Scene Photo: KNOE

They say one man is dead after being shot in the head and another man has been arrested.

According to police, it happened just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found two white males inside a truck in the parking lot.

They found that the man on the driver side, 22-year-old Joseph Morris, had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

On the passenger side, they found 22-year-old Samuel Caleb Parker, of Mangham. Officers removed him from the vehicle and discovered that he was sitting on a 9mm pistol. Witnesses told police that Parker was holding a pistol when Morris was shot.

Parker has been arrested and booked at the Ouachita Correctional Center on a charge of second-degree murder.