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Colfax woman shot and killed, suspect arrested

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COLFAX (KALB News Channel 5) -- A Colfax man has been arrested in connection to a Saturday murder.

According to the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office, 26-year-old Alex Hall is charged with second degree murder for the death of 70-year-old Loretta Williams.

News Channel 5's Brooke Buford has the latest.

'Everybody was so sad," said Kendarrias Turner, one of Williams' neighbors. "I was sad myself."

Neighbors in Colfax are mourning the loss of a beloved woman on Eleanor Street. 70-year-old Loretta Williams was shot to death early Saturday morning at her home.

"Just a very nice lady," said Turner. "She stayed to her own business. Just smiled all day. A very nice lady."

The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office says they received a call about the shooting around 5:30 a.m. Shortly after, they say they arrested 26-year-old Alex Hall and charged him with second degree murder, illegal use of weapons, aggravated assault and obstruction of justice.

Deputies won't elaborate on the case, or say if Williams knew Hall. They say a death like this is rare in the area.

"Normally, this is not an everyday occurrence," said Chief Deputy Stacey Roberts. "It's very seldom that we have a homicide case in Grant Parish."

The Williams' family chose not to go on camera. But, they tell us they're still "numb" from the news.

Neighbors say they just hope for justice.

"She was a nice lady that went too soon over foul play," said Turner. "But, I'm pretty sure there will be justice for that."

Hall is being held on $510,000 bond.
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