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Mayhem Erupts in Lecompte: Suspect Apprehended After Intense Pursuit

Lecompte, LA – (May 11, 2024) – At approximately 10 PM on Saturday evening, law enforcement agencies were thrust into action following reports of a disturbance in the 3000 block of LA 112, Lecompte. Deputies responded to assist the Lecompte Police Department, only to be confronted with a scene of chaos.

The suspect, identified as Kearrious Marquez McCoy, 24, of Ville Platte, LA, arrived at a local restaurant in a stolen vehicle from Evangeline Parish. Eyewitnesses recounted McCoy’s brazen act of brandishing a firearm at a vehicle in the parking lot of a nearby convenience store, demanding the driver’s exit. However, the firearm failed to discharge, leading to a physical altercation where a victim sustained a gunshot wound to the arm.

In a sequence of events that spiraled into tragedy, McCoy proceeded to confront and shoot at three additional victims, resulting in the fatal shooting of a dog within one of the vehicles. Fleeing the scene in another victim’s vehicle, McCoy led law enforcement on a dangerous pursuit down LA 112 towards Forest Hill.

As the situation intensified, multiple deputies and officers from agencies including the McNary and Glenmora Police Departments joined the pursuit, which extended into Allen Parish. McCoy’s attempt to evade capture included reckless maneuvers such as ramming law enforcement vehicles. Ultimately, the Kinder Police Department disabled McCoy’s vehicle, prompting him to flee on foot.

Despite a relentless overnight search by Allen Parish Deputies and collaborating agencies, McCoy managed to evade capture until Sunday, May 12th, at approximately 9 AM, when deputies located him near railroad tracks. Following a brief struggle, McCoy was detained, and a firearm was recovered from his possession.

McCoy now faces a litany of charges, including attempted murder, illegal discharge of a firearm, carjacking, and aggravated cruelty to animals. Rapides Detectives are spearheading the investigation, urging anyone with pertinent information to come forward.

Currently incarcerated in the Allen Parish Detention Center, McCoy awaits trial on multiple pending charges. The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office expresses gratitude to all assisting agencies, emphasizing the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

The investigation remains active, with Sheriff’s Detectives urging anyone with information to contact Detective Jacob Hicks at 318-473-6727, the RPSO Main Office at 318-473-6700, or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.

RPSO extends profound appreciation to the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office, Kinder Police Department, Oakdale Police Department, Coushatta Police Department, McNary Police Department, Glenmora Police Department, and the Louisiana State Police for their collaborative efforts in apprehending McCoy.

“ALL PERSONS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW OR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION.”

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