Sheriff says gun from lounge shooting used to kill marshal
NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres told News 2 that the same gun used to kill a brother and sister outside a New Roads lounge last month was used to kill a U. S. Marshal this week.
Torres said they tested a .45 caliber handgun used by 31-year-old Jamie Croom in Tuesday's shooting at the Elm Grove Motel in Baton Rouge. The tests showed it was the same weapon used in the killing of Sinica and Lechelle Williams at the Sugar Shack in early February.
The sheriff said deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells and a USMS task force went to the motel to find and arrest Croom for the lounge shooting. When they made entry to his motel room, Torres said Croom shot Wells in the neck and face area, above his bulletproof vest.
Officers returned fire and shot Croom, who later died at a local hospital.
News 2 will have more on the investigation into the motel shootout tonight starting at 4 p.m.