After 7.a.m, sheriff’s deputies were called to the 100 block of Mt. Vernon Church Rd., and discovered the bodies of 50-year-old Johnny Fletcher and 41-year-old Tammy Fletcher.
Investigators declined to release the suspects’ identities, and NBC 10 will release that information if the suspect is charged as an adult.
Further investigation lead authorities to West Ouachita High School, where witnesses alerted deputies to a teenage suspect that was arrested in a classroom.
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s arrested and charged the 16-year-old suspect with two counts of second degree murder; officials say he apparently went to school after the double shooting.
In order to secure an arrest, authorities put West Ouachita High School under lockdown for over two hours. Sheriff’s officials say a weapon was found on campus, but not on the suspect.
Authorities say all students safely returned to their homes, under the watch of deputies who were on scene.
For every murder, there’s a victim.
“There’s no explanation for anyone killing anybody. It takes someone just snapping,” said Jewel Jones, a neighbor who is shocked to hear that a double murdered occurred on her street. “It just floored me. I didn’t believe out here that anything could happen like that.”
But the tragedy behind this crime scene tape—is that there were two victims found dead in this home, a mother and a father.
The accused shooter is a teenager who was arrested at West Ouachita High this morning after the school was locked down.
“I’m very surprised because I didn’t see it coming from him. When we hung out last year, he was always joking. You’d not think anything was wrong. Always smiles. Nothing like that,” said Hanna Keeble, who reportedly knew the suspect.
On Monday, source say there will be a grand jury meeting to determine whether the 16-year-old suspect will be tried as an adult.