Terrebonne Sheriff looking for suspect who killed a woman, shot a man

Terrebonne Sheriff looking for suspect who killed a woman, shot a man

Desmond Verdin, 17 wanted by Terrebonne Sheriff

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Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 19 at 12:51 PM

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CHAUVIN, La. -- The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a man they say shot and killed a woman, and shot a man, in Chauvin.

According to Sheriff Jerry Larpenter, at approximately 7:30 pm Wednesday, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to a female subject in the parking lot of Marty J's convenience store on Hwy 56 who was unresponsive.

Upon arrival, deputies and medical personnel found the body of 25-year-old Elizabeth Davis, inside of her vehicle in the parking lot.

It appeared she suffered from a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Davis' boyfriend was determined to be the driver of the vehicle. He was treated at a local hospital and released for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his hand.

During the investigation, Detectives learned that Davis and her boyfriend were attempting to purchase drugs in the Smithridge area, when the subject they were dealing with attempted to rob them.

The suspect then shot multiple times at the victims as they attempted to flee the scene in their vehicle. Davis was shot as she sat in the passenger seat. Her boyfriend drove from Smithridge to Marty J's where he called for help.

Detectives have obtained arrest warrants for 17-year-old Desmond Verdin, for one count of first degree murder, one count of attempted first degree murder and one count of attempted armed robbery with a firearm. No bond has been set yet.

Verdin was last seen wearing dark colored clothing, is 5'8-5'10", with a thin build.

If anyone has any information as to his whereabouts, please contact Crimestoppers for a potential reward. Terrebonne Sherriff’s Office asks the public to avoid contact with him as he is considered armed and dangerous.

 

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