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LAPLACE, La. -- A LaPlace man was found fatally shot to death inside a home early Wednesday, according to St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre. The homicide is the ninth of 2013 in St. John Parish.

Around 1:30 a.m., deputies were called to home in the 1500 block of Ellerslie Avenue on a report that a man had been shot, Tregre said. When deputies arrived at the home, they found Johnathan Toussaint, 33, inside his residence.

His wife had found him dead in a closet with bullet wounds, according to St. John Parish Sheriff's Office.

Toussaint had been shot multiple time and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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