Natchitoches Police investigate homicide on University Parkway

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The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed two individuals and injured a third person early Saturday morning.

On June 25, 2022, around 2:30 a.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to the 5100 block of University Parkway (French Market Express) in reference to a report of gunshots in the area. Upon officer’s arrival, they located Marquis Evans (B/M, 21 y.o.a. of Natchitoches), Daniel Williams (B/M, 23 y.o.a. of Creston), and another individual suffering from gunshot wounds.

Investigators on the scene were able to learn that Daniel Williams and the third victim were at a gas pump when they were approached by Marquis Evans. This encounter led to the shooting death of Marquis Evans and Daniel Williams. The third victim, who was with Daniel Williams at the gas pump, was also struck by gunfire during the altercation.

• Marquis Evans was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office as a result of his injuries.

• Daniel Williams was transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries.

• The third person injured was transported to a hospital in Rapides Parish where they are listed in stable condition.

This investigation is ongoing and the Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.

If you would like to report suspicious activity 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 Wynn at (318) 357-3811. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

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To report a tip call Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.

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