Marquis Evans, 21 of Natchitoches, was pronounced deceased at the scene of a homicide investigation around 2:30 am on June 25. Investigators learned that Daniel Williams, 23 of Creston, and another individual were approached at a gas pump by Evans in the 5100 block of University Parkway (French Market Express).
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.
Evans was out on a $500,000 bond while awaiting a trial date for attempted second-degree murder charges resulting from a shooting that occurred on Royal Street near South Drive on April 8, 2021.
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