Shooting leaves one dead, one in critical condition
POSTED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:04pm
TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA — The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s office received calls for service on Durbin Road Extension in reference to gun shots in the street and vehicles speeding away on July 30 at around 5:30 p.m.
When they arrived, deputies found a victim, Jarvis Mabry, 23, in the roadway with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. Mabry was conscious and alert and taken by Acadian to hospital where he is in critical condition.
They also discovered a second gunshot victim, Larry Smith, 20. Smith was unresponsive and bystanders were performing CPR on him. Smith died on the scene of a gunshot to the head.
Detectives have identified Brandon M. Francois, 18, of Hammond as their main suspect.
The investigation is still ongoing; however, warrants have been issued for Second-Degree Murder and Attempted Second-Degree Murder for Francois's arrest.
Anyone having information of his whereabouts can contact the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office at (985) 345-6150 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.