August 28, 2023
Sheriff Jayson Richardson
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office
At 10:22am on August 28, 2023, 911 Dispatchers received a call from an individual claiming to have shot his mother inside a residence on Meadow Drive in Gloster, LA. Upon arrival, deputies were able to make contact with the caller/suspected shooter, identified as Seth Strickland, a 24 year old white male from Gloster. Strickland was immediately taken into custody. Simultaneously, other responding deputies made their way into the residence where they located the suspects mother, Joyce Strickland (49yo white female), on the floor. Investigators with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office also responded and this incident remains under investigation.
Mrs. Strickland was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of one apparent gun shot to the back of the head. At this hour, Mrs. Strickland’s family has been notified. Seth Strickland was transported to the DeSoto Detention Center where he was booked on a charge of 2nd Degree Murder. On behalf of Sheriff Richardson and staff, we send our condolences to the family during this difficult time.