Reward being offered for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of Yasmine Halum

Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of Yasmine Halum, 19, of LaPlace.
On Sunday, October 9, 2022, about 3 p.m., deputies responded to a complaint in the 1400 block of Van Arpel Drive in LaPlace in reference to gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, officers located a female subject, identified as Halum, laying unresponsive on the driveway of a residence. She had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. Haitham was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. No motive is known at this time.
Anyone with information about this crime may call Crimestoppers directly and submit an anonymous tip at (504) 822-1111 to qualify for the $5,000 reward. You will remain anonymous and do not have to testify in court to earn the cash reward. People also may call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS, or the Criminal Investigations Division – Det. Katie Evans at 504-494-4051 or Det. Byron Smith at 504-494-3696. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at https://bit.ly/3oxufjU
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