St. John deputies investigating homicide Thursday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2012



LAPLACE – Authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish are investigating the parish’s third homicide of the year after a 23-year-old LaPlace man was found dead inside his home Thursday morning.

Devon Anderson was shot and killed inside his home in the 500 block of Willow Street in LaPlace, said Capt. Dane Clement, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office. Clement said Anderson’s brother called police around 6:14 a.m. Thursday after he entered the home and found his brother lying on the floor unresponsive. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said about an hour prior to deputies arriving on the scene, neighbors reported hearing gunshots and a barking dog near the home. Clement said detectives are actively pursuing all leads and ask that anyone with information regarding this incident call St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives at 985-652-6338 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.