(Campti)-Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives are actively investigating a homicide in Campti according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

On Thursday morning, May 26, 2022, at approximately 10:30am, NATCOM 911 Center received reports of a male laying at the end of Roberson Street near the St. Paul Methodist Church in Campti, La.

Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Operations Bureau and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to the scene.

Paramedics arrived on the scene, discovering an unresponsive deceased male.

NPSO Deputies arrived on the scene requesting assistance from the Criminal Investigations Bureau and Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.

Sheriff Stuart Wright, Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington, NPSO Detectives, Campti Police, Agents with the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office responded to the scene.

Detectives say Darnell Jermaine Browder, 39, of the 200 block of Juzan Street, Campti, La. was pronounced dead at the scene by Natchitoches Parish Asst. Coroner Steven Clanton.

Clanton stated Browder died hours earlier as a result of gunshot wounds. The death is being investigated as a homicide.

Detectives have been photographing and processing the crime scene for most of the afternoon looking for any evidence or clues that may lead to an arrest in the case.

Detectives are canvassing the area speaking to residents asking for any information or if they observed any suspicious activity during the early morning hours.

A short while ago, detectives executed a search warrant signed by a 10th Judicial District Judge at Browder’s residence searching for any evidence.

The body is being transported to Shreveport for an autopsy.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

If you have any information, please contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division at 318-357-7830 or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 352-6432. You may remain confidential.