FULL INTERVIEW: Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall speaks on recent spike in crime

Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 1:17 PM CST
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Just five weeks into 2021, the city of Alexandria has reported seven homicides, more than one-third of the total reported in 2020.

Following the addition of three shooting incidents over the weekend, Dylan Domangue met with Mayor Jeff Hall for his reaction to the spike in crime in the city and how the city plans to respond.

10 arrests have been made already in connection with the shootings. Eight of the charges include second-degree murder.

The first shooting of the year occurred on Jan. 5 in the 600 Block of Palmer Street. Alexandria police say Tiffanee Bowie was shot while walking down the street.

Just one day later, police investigated another deadly shooting on Detroit Street. They say the victim, Shemar Nash, was shot while standing outside a friend’s residence.

Two suspects have been arrested in the Detroit Street shooting investigation from January 6, but one suspect still remains at large.

Trenton Roberson, 21, of Alexandria, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, and three counts of armed robbery. Detravion Green, 20, was arrested earlier this week and charged with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and three counts of armed robbery.

APD is looking for MarcKeeyse Dorsey, 20, height 5′8″, weight 180 lbs, wanted for second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and three counts of armed robbery in this incident.

The third shooting came on Jan. 27 on Lee St. where police found a victim dead with a gunshot wound. Five people have been arrested in connection with this incident.

APD arrested Yoko Atkins, 19, Roosevelt London, Jr., 18, and a juvenile, 17, all of Alexandria, and charged them with second-degree murder. A second juvenile, 17, of Alexandria, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. On Jan. 31, a juvenile, 17, turned themself in and was charged with second-degree murder in this case.

On Jan 30, APD reported another shooting incident in the 5400 Block of Mansour Ave. Davontay Davis, 20, of Alexandria, was charged with second-degree murder.

Over the weekend, APD responded to a shooting on 7th St. Sylvester Iles, 44, of Alexandria, was charged with second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a stolen firearm. The victim, who residents said was Iles’ brother, was found deceased with multiple gunshot wounds.

A day later, a double homicide occurred in the 2500 block of Culpepper Road. Ke’Ron Nickelson, 19, is still wanted for two counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of Destiny Compton and Ashley Mortle. He was last seen driving a grey Dodge Journey SUV license #368EAQ.

APD says Kizzy Jiles, 43, was arrested in this case after they determined that she had information about the incident before and after it occurred, along with other information that was not disclosed, thereby impeding their investigation. She has been charged with obstruction of justice. Her bond has been set at $100,000.

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