UPDATE: 11 arrested in connection with Sunday Winnsboro shooting


UPDATE: WINNSBORO, La. (7/25/19) — The Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office said 11 arrests have been made in connection to the shooting on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Blanson and Smith Street

As the result of ongoing investigative efforts, investigators have identified several suspects and made eleven arrests. During the week of July 21, 2019, arrests were made of the following individuals:

  • George Edward Bell, 21, of Linda Drive, Monroe, LA 
  • Jarrell M. Gundy, 20, of Loy Street, Rayville, LA
  • Devon Maurice Hill, 17, of Powers Street, Winnsboro, LA
  • Calvin Ray Hollis, 28, of Peters Street, Winnsboro, LA 
  • Brandon L. Kelly, 25, of Mike Street, Winnsboro, LA
  • Kenterrius R. Kelly, 20, of Lake Drive, Monroe, LA
  • Lequise Reynolds, 20, of Spruce Street, Rayville, LA
  • Samuel Maurice Sledge, 20, of Spruce Street, Rayville, LA
  • Marquese Trayvon Wallace, 23, of Earle Drive, Winnsboro, LA
  • Rodrickes Roshad Wallace, 22, of Baldwin Drive, Winnsboro, LA
  • One Juvenile Male of Monroe, LA

Charges for those arrested include the following: Aggravated Assault with a Firearm; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Accessory After the Fact, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Possession or Dealing in Firearms with Obliterated Numbers or Marks, and Illegal Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile.

“The investigation surrounding the events that occurred this weekend are on-going. We expect additional charges and additional individuals to be arrested as we continue our investigation.”

Sheriff Kevin Cobb

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 435-4505, the Winnsboro Police Department at (318)435-4307, or stop an officer or deputy you see patrolling your streets.

WINNSBORO, La (07/21/19)– It was supposed to be a night of fun while celebrating a friends birthday , however, that’s not how it ended. Sunday July 20, Waneshia Bush attended a house party on the corner of Blanson and Smith Street in Winnsboro. During that party, around 1:10 a.m. Sunday, she was shot and killed.

It’s unclear how this all started but officials believe Bush was an innocent bystander, at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb states that he personally knew the victim, saying “She was a fine person, in college, who was succeeding in her life. her tragic death is the result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Bush’s friends and family want not only justice, but to honor her memory. Loved ones will have a balloon release for Waneshia, Monday evening on Blanson street. They are also planning a “walk for justice” in her honor.

Bush was an honor student at Grambling State University where she was studying psychology. She was only 20 years old.

Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who knows anything about the shooting to come forward. You can contact the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 435-4505, the Winnsboro Police Department at (318) 435-4307.

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