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Man arrested in deadly Christmas Day shooting

4 years ago December 27, 2010 Dec 27, 2010 Monday, December 27 2010 Monday, December 27, 2010 1:47:21 PM CST in News
Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office
By: Russell Jones

LETTSWORTH – Authorities in Pointe Coupee Parish have arrested one person in a deadly Christmas Day shooting.

25-year-old Timothy Gordon is accused of Manslaughter in the shooting of his half-brother, 47-year-old Kevin Laneheart.

Investigators say during an argument at a family gathering in Lettsworth, Laneheart threatened to kill several people there while wielding a knife.  That’s when deputies say Gordon shot him with a handgun he was carrying, killing him.

Family members called 911 and authorities arrested Gordon at the scene.  He is being held at the parish jail without bond.

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