Mansfield Homicide

News Release
November 04, 2023
Sheriff Jayson Richardson
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office

In the late evening hours of November 3, 2023, Deputies with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to 1608 Mary Street in Mansfield, Louisiana, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located a black male lying face down on the ground, not moving or breathing, who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. Deputies rendered CPR, and the victim was transported to DeSoto Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. At this moment we can confirm the deceased was identified as 26yo Frank Edwards Jr. of Mansfield. Our condolences to family and friends during this difficult time.

This in an ongoing investigation. Further information regarding a suspect may be released as new details emerge. If you or someone you know has information pertaining to this case, please contact our office at 318-872-3956 to speak with an investigator. You may also submit a tip anonymously at

Mark Pierce, PIO
Public Relations & Social Media
Cellular Forensics Operator/Analyst
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office
Cell: (318) 461-0504
Office: (318) 872-3956 Ext. 251