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LaPlace homicide victim is third of the year in St. John

The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a LaPlace homicide – the third of year in the parish, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Dane Clement.
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ST. JOHN PARISH, La. The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a LaPlace homicide the third of year in the parish, according to sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Dane Clement.

Around 6 a.m., deputies responded to a home on Willow Street after receiving a report about a man who had been shot, according to Clement.

'When the brother of the victim entered the residence, he found his brother unresponsive lying on the floor. Deputies arrived on the crime scene and located Devon Anderson, 23, with wounds possibly from gunshots,' said a statement from Clement.

Anderson was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Clement.

Investigators said about an hour prior to deputies arriving on the scene, neighbors heard gunshots and a barking dog, said Clement.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 985-652-6338 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.