UPDATE (12/04/2023): On December 4, 2023, authorities confirmed that Isai Atkins has been arrested and charged with Second-Degree Murder and Armed Robbery for his alleged involvement in the fatal Heritage Circle shooting that took place on November 15, 2023, in Monroe, La.

On November 15, 2023, Monroe Police began investigating a homicide on Heritage Circle. During the investigation, authorities obtained a search warrant for the victim’s Instagram and Facebook accounts, and the accounts he communicated with before the fatal shooting.

According to court documents, the victim communicated with Atkins on Instagram and scheduled to meet Atkins on Heritage Circle. Authorities learned that the two were meeting for an alleged narcotics transaction.

Authorities went on to learn that Atkins allegedly intended to rob the victim of the narcotics. Atkins allegedly lured the victim to his friend’s apartment before the shooting. According to court documents, Atkins allegedly texted his friend escape plans if the robbery goes “left.”

According to officials, Atkins allegedly used his friend’s firearm during the shooting. After his arrest, Atkins was transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center and his bond was set at $1,250,000.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

UPDATE(11/27/2023)— On November 27, 2023, the Monroe Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Isai Atkins for 2nd-degree murder and armed robbery. The Monroe Police Department is seeking help in locating Isai Atkins.

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If you know the whereabouts of Atkins, please contact the Monroe Police Department at (318) 329-2600.

MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On November 15, 2023, at 7:42 AM, the Monroe Police Department was called to a residence on Heritage Circle in reference to a welfare concern. Upon arrival, officers located a 20-year-old male victim who was suffering from gunshot wounds.

According to police, the victim was transported to a nearby hospital and was later pronounced deceased. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in this case.

If you live in this area and have security cameras, please review your security cameras from 11-14-23 at 11:30 pm to 11-15-23 at 7:42 am for any unusual activity. Specifically, MPD detectives are looking for a gray Dodge Charger. 

Monroe Police Department

If you have any security camera footage that would assist with this investigation or any other information regarding this incident, please contact the Monroe Police Department at (318) 329-2600.