HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) - Authorities in Bienville Parish, Lousiana, have identified the suspect in a shooting incident in Henderson that left two people dead and two people injured.
Henderson police are trying to determine the cause of the deadly shooting, which occurred at an apartment complex overnight.
The Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana confirmed that the suspect in the case is Randy Buford Winn, 62. He was booked into the Bienville Parish Jail on Sunday.
On Monday afternoon, Henderson Sheriff’s Office released the following statement:
On 02/17/2019 just after 6 p.m. the Henderson Police Department and Rusk County Sheriff’s Office received numerous 911 calls in reference to multiple gunshots at Oak Manor apartment complex. Upon arrival, Officers encountered four adult gunshot victims and three children who did not appear to be injured. Of the four victims was a 31-year-old male victim, Justin Smith, who was pronounced deceased on scene by Rusk County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace, Jacky Risinger.
A second victim, a 37-year-old female, Holly Jones, was flown from the scene to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Two other victims, 65-year-old Billie Pyers and 26-year-old Cassandra Shaffer were transported to an area hospital where at last report they were in stable condition. The three children, ages 6, 4 and 18 months, are with family members at this time.
Through the cooperation of the Henderson Police Department, Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, Rusk County District Attorney’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office and family members.
The suspect, Randy Buford Winn, 62 of Henderson, TX is in custody in Bienville Parish, Louisiana at this time for Murder. The charge is expected to be changed to Capital Murder and extradition will follow.
This is still an ongoing investigation and the motive is still unknown.
Officers were dispatched to a shots fired call around 6 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Manor Apartments in the 500 block of South Buren Street.
When they arrived on the scene they found four gunshot victims. Two people died, and two others were injured.
The suspect in the shooting was captured a short time later in Bienville Parish, Louisiana after a family member called and reported that the suspect was in the area, according to Henderson Police Chief Chad Taylor.
The Henderson Police Department, Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, the Rusk County District Attorney’s Office, Louisiana law enforcement agencies, and the Texas Department of Public Safety assisted in the search, Taylor said.
The incident has people like Willie Neal, a longtime resident at Oak Manor Apartments, worried.
“Well I had just got out of church and heard two gunshots and started over there to check on my mom cause she lives right over there, too. By the time I got over there police were already there with their guns out,” said Neal.
Chief Taylor said officials will be seeking a capital murder warrant for the suspect.