MPD: Man arrested, accused of taking firearm used in Saturday night homicide

Crime

MONROE, La. — A Monroe man is facing an Obstruction of Justice charge after police say he removed evidence from the scene of a homicide.

According to arrest reports for 28-year-old Lamarktris Alexander, Monroe Police officers were called to the 1700 block of South 6th Street on Saturday afternoon in reference to a shooting.

When police arrived, Christopher Coleman was found dead due to gunshot wounds. Leonterrius Smith was also injured, receiving a gunshot wound to the leg and was being driven to the hospital by a witness.

Smith told police that there were two firearms next to the deceased body, but responding officers were not able to find said firearms.

Police determined that Alexander was the only person on the scene the whole time, as he lived next door.

Investigators say Alexander tested positive for gunshot residue but Alexander denies handling a firearm. Investigators also found blood on Alexander’s shoes.

Investigators say that Alexander is the only person who could have removed the firearms from the scene.

When officers arrested Alexander, a 9mm handgun was found in his vehicle. Investigators believe that the handgun was the same that was used in the shooting.

Alexander is being held at the Ouachita Correctional Center and is facing a $100,000 bond.

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