UPDATE: Second suspect arrested in Parkview Double Homicide, police still searching for one more

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UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD)(8:50 PM 9/11/2020) — Monroe Police are still searching for Delarrious Jones in reference to the double homicide at Parkview Apartments on September 1, 2020.

Courtesy: MPD

Daniel Towns and Mario Jones have since been arrested. Police say they believe that Delarrious Jones is still in the Monroe area and he should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you or someone you know has any information that could help in this case, you are asked to get in touch with Police.

You can call the Monroe Police at 318-329-2600 or contact Crime Stoppers of North Delta by Facebook-CONTACT US/Submit a Tip tab (or you can click here), (318) 388-CASH (2274), you can visit the Crime Stoppers of North Delta website here, or download the P3 Tips app on your smart phone.

If your tip leads to an arrest and /or indictment, you will be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Your information remains confidential; you never leave your name and you never appear in court.


UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD)(10:50 AM 9/11/2020) — A second arrest has been made in the double homicide case at the Parkview Apartments.

Mario Dewayne Jones, 19, was arrested on Thursday, September 10, 2020, by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Jones has been charged with two counts of Second Degree Murder and one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

At this time, police are still searching for Delarrious Jones, 28. If you know where he is, please call the Monroe Police Department at 318-329-2600.


UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) (9/4/2020 10:55 AM) — KTVE/KARD has obtained the arrest warrants for all three men accused in the double homicide case at Parkview Apartments.

According to the warrants, officers with the Monroe Police Department were dispatched to the Parkview Apartments on Tuesday, September 1, in reference to shots fired. When officers arrived, they found two males on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.

An informant came forward and told police that Daniel Towns, 22, walked to the trunk of a silver Lincoln Town Car that was parked in front of the apartment building and grabbed a backpack. The informant says that Towns walked back to Delarrious Jones and Mario Jones, gave a weapon to one of them, and then dropped the backpack.

The informant stated that Delarrious then suddenly shot a man who was standing near him multiple times. Delarrious then allegedly turned and chased another man before shooting him multiple times.

According to the arrest warrants, surveillance footage of the murders showed that while Delarrious was shooting at the two men, Mario Jones began firing a long gun (rifle) multiple times into a white vehicle that had a person sitting in the backseat. That person was able to escape. According to footage, Mario then walked around the two men lying on the ground and had the rifle pointed downward toward them.

The footage also showed Towns standing by and watching Delarrious and Mario before all three began running from the scene on foot.

As of right now, Daniel Towns has been arrested and is currently being held in the Ouachita Correctional Center on two counts of Second Degree Murder and one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

Delarrious Jones and Mario Jones are still on the run, and police say that they should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have seen either of them or know where they might be, please call the Monroe Police Department at 318-329-2600.


UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) (9/3/2020 4:44 PM) — One of the three men wanted in connection to the double homicide at the Parkview Apartments has been arrested.

Daniel Towns (Courtesy: OCC)

22-year-old Daniel Towns was arrested on Thursday, September 3, 2020, around 2:30 PM.

Towns is currently being held in the Ouachita Correctional Center on two counts of Second Degree Murder and one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

Monroe Police are still searching for Mario Jones and Delarrious Jones.

We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available or more arrests are made.


UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) (09/01/2020 10:30 p.m.)– Monroe Police say they have issued arrest warrant in the shooting that happened at the Parkview Apartments early Tuesday morning.

Detectives with the Monroe Police Department say three arrest warrants have been issued.

Courtesy: MPD

The first suspect is identified as Daniel J. Towns, a black male, approximately 22-years-old (03-20-98) and he is wanted for 2 counts of 2nd Degree Murder and 1 count of Att. 2nd Degree Murder.

The second suspect is identified as Mario Jones,  a black male, approximately 19-years-old (07-19-01) and he is wanted for 2 counts of 2nd Degree Murder and 1 count of Att. 2nd Degree Murder.

And the third suspect is identified as Delarrious Jones, a black male, approximately 28-years-old (08-22-92) and he is wanted for 2 counts of 2nd Degree Murder.

All three suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you or anyone you know has information about this case or the suspects’ whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Monroe Police department 318-329-2600.

You may also contact Crime Stoppers of North Delta by Facebook (CONTACT US/Submit a Tip tab), call them at (318) 388-CASH (2274), or you can also visit their website here.

If your tip leads to an arrest and /or indictment, you will be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

If you provide information, your identity will remain confidential.


UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. (12:15 PM 9/1/2020) — More details surrounding the double homicide investigation at the Parkview Aparments have been released.

According to the Monroe Police Department, officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Parkview Aparments just before 7:30 AM on Tuesday, September 1.

Upon their arrival, officers found the bodies of two men in the parking lot of the complex. Both had visible gunshot wounds.

The preliminary investigation, police say, suggests that this was an isolated incident of violence between the victims and the perpetrator.

The investigation into the case is ongoing and police urge anyone with information pertaining to this shooting to please contact the Monroe Police Department at 318-329-2600.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers of North Delta at 318-388-2274 or by clicking here.


ORIGINAL: WEST MONROE, La. (9:29 AM 9/1/2020) — The Monroe Police Department is investigating a shooting on Tuesday morning at the Parkview Apartments in Monroe.

A spokesperson with the Monroe Police Department can confirm that there are two homicides in this case.

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting Monroe Police with the case.

We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.

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