The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office reported at approximately 8:30 pm on Thursday, January 6, Mansfield Police Department was called to the 900 block of Johnson Street to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival Officers discovered that a domestic disturbance had occurred and two people had been shot. Both victims were transported to DeSoto Regional Hospital Emergency Room. The male victim was air lifted to Ochsner LSU Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. The female victim was pronounced deceased at DeSoto Regional Hospital Emergency Room.
This investigation is an ongoing effort between Mansfield Police Department and the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office, as it happened both inside and outside of the city limits. Our office can confirm that the suspect in this case, Eddie Ray Jones (50) fled to an area outside of the city limits where he took his own life shortly after the shootings occurred.
The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office has no further details to provide regarding this case. An investigation will continue, and further information may be provided at a later date.
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