Natchitoches Police arrest son accused of killing father


Marlon Rachal

The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Marlon Ray Rachal II (B/M, 19 y.o.a., of Natchitoches) for shooting and killing his father, Marlon Ray Rachal Sr.(B/M, 39 y.o.a., of Natchitoches).

On March 5, 2016 around 10:12 a.m., Officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to 305 Scoot Loop in reference to someone being shot. Upon Officers arrival they located Marlon Ray Rachal Sr. deceased inside of the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives were called to the scene and were able to determine that the victims son, Marlon Ray Rachal II, was the suspect.

Marlon Ray Rachal II surrendered himself later in the afternoon to police without incident and has been charged with Second Degree Murder. He is currently awaiting bond at the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

If you would like to report suspicious activity or an emergency please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective John Greely at (318) 357-3811. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.