UPDATE: Jason Drive shooting victim remembered by friends and family


UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Monroe Police have released more information about the shooting that happened on Jason Drive in Monroe. Police say when they arrived on scene they found two women who had been shot standing outside the house.

According to police, one of the victims was 23-year-old Samarius Colquitt, who died as a result of her wounds.

We spoke with the family and friends of Colquitt and they shared some of their favorite memories.

Colquitt was a 2015 graduate of West Monroe High School, where she played basketball under Coach John Green.

Her former coach says he knew her all the way back to middle school and he feels fortunate to be in her life for about 6 years.

“She was a charming kid that had the personality out of this world and she had a uniqueness about being able to make people laugh. She was a jokester,” says John Green, Colquitt’s Former Coach.

Colquitt’s family released a statement to us saying, “She was an outgoing, free spirited individual, she could light up any room and impacted so many lives with her presence. We love her and miss her and that beautiful smile.

“We’re all devastated and praying for her family that they get answers and we’re wanting to be with them through this tough time,” said Green.

Green also says, as a basketball player, Colquitt was a team player and even helped bring the team a win at a championship game.

Green remembering Colquitt says, “Her skill level was very high–she was one of the best shooters we’ve ever had over the years.”

The other victim as a result of the shooting Monday night on Jason Drive is in serious but stable condition.

Monroe Police are asking that if you have any information that could help in their investigation, you are asked to give them a call at 318-329-2600.

MONROE, La. (January 5, 2021 11:17 am)– The Monroe Police Department is currently investigating a Monday night shooting that killed one woman and left another with serious injuries.

According to police, MPD officers were called to a home in the 300 block of Jason Drive on Monday, January 4, 2021, around 7:30 PM.

When the officers arrived on scene, they found two females with gunshot wounds outside of the home.

One of the victims, 23-year-old Samarius Colquitt, died from her wounds. The second victim was air lifted to a regional hospital and is currently in serious but stable condition.

MPD Detectives are currently working the case and pursuing any leads.

If you have any information regarding this shooting, please call the Monroe Police Department at 318-329-2600 or contact Crime Stoppers of North Delta at 318-388-2274.

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