Patterson domestic dispute ends in murder-suicide
POSTED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 2:34pm
Patterson, La — A domestic violence dispute turned fatal in a small town near Morgan City.
At around 10:15 p.m. on June 4, the Patterson Police Department received a call from 911 and multiple calls from citizens in regards to a domestic violence dispute with weapons involved.
Responding officers found a male victim suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in the yard of a Camille Drive residence. A female was found within the residence, also a victim of a gunshot wound to the head.
The male victim, William E. Lightsey, shot and killed his estranged wife, Kelly Y. Lightsey, and then turned the weapon on himself.
Witnesses at the scene gave corroborating statements that this was the result of a domestic violence dispute that escalated.