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Hwy 22 closed for 2 hours after man shoots fiance in mouth, killing her

3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago July 05, 2016 Jul 5, 2016 Tuesday, July 05 2016 July 05, 2016 11:02 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

SORRENTO - Highway 22 is back open and a man is in custody after a shooting kept the roadway closed for more than two hours early Tuesday morning.

26-year-old Jarvis McNair, of Sorrento, was booked on charges of second degree murder, aggravated assault and other charges.

Police said McNair was following his girlfriend, 36-year-old Shondrica Dejoie, at a high-rate of speed as she drove on Highway 22 at around 2:30 a.m. When she stopped her car in the highway near I-10, he walked up to her car and shot her in the mouth while her 10-month-old baby was in the car.

McNair then called 911 and waited for deputies to arrive on the scene. Dejoie would later die at an area hospital from a gunshot wound. Ascension Parish deputies later confirmed that McNair was the woman's fiancé.

Highway 22 remained closed after the shooting up until around 4:30 a.m. with traffic officials attributing the closure to police activity as officers worked to process the scene.

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