NPSO searching for armed homicide suspect
POWHATAN, La. (KALB) - The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a homicide suspect that is believed to be armed and dangerous.
NPSO said 20-year-old Jacoby Javon ‘Cobi’ Forte, of Mansfield, is wanted for second-degree murder and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Forte is described as a black male, 6′2″, 220lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He has ties to Mansfield, Stanley, and Zwolle.
The charges stem from an incident on Sunday, March 26, around 12:30 p.m., when NPSO responded to reports of a shooting at the Willa Point Apartments in Powhatan. As deputies were driving to the scene they learned that a gunshot victim was being taken to a hospital in a private vehicle, and deputies then escorted that vehicle the rest of the way to the hospital.
The victim was later identified as 19-year-old Jalan Dunte McGee of Zwolle, he died at the hospital shortly before 2 p.m.
While at the crime scene in Powhatan, investigators learned that Forte fled the scene armed with a handgun.
The investigation is ongoing, and NPSO asks that if you see Forte, do not approach him, contact NPSO at 318-352-6432, 318-357-7851, or your nearest law enforcement agency.
You can also report a tip anonymously by downloading the P3 tips app on your smartphone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at 318-238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward for the arrest of the offender.
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