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APD makes arrest in Lacassine Drive fatal shooting

Published: Oct. 10, 2021 at 8:39 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2021 at 1:07 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - A woman and a 17-year-old juvenile, both from Missouri City, Texas, have been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred on Lacassine Drive in Alexandria on Sunday, October 10, claiming the life of 40-year-old Lakelia Purvis.

The Alexandria Police Department said that 35-year-old Jessica Marie Phillips and the juvenile were both charged and booked on second degree murder.

Bond has been set for Phillips at $1,000,300 for the second degree murder charge and two counts of contempt of court.

The case remains an active investigation. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact APD at (318) 441-6416.

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