UPDATE: APD releases more information on shooting in Walmart parking lot

Source: APD
Source: APD(KALB)
Published: Sep. 8, 2018 at 12:04 PM CDT
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UPDATE: The Alexandria Police Department has released more information about the shooting in the parking lot of the Walmart on Coliseum Boulevard.

They identified the shooter as Kayla Coutee, 31, the wife of the victim. She was taken into custody at the scene, and was there meeting her husband to exchange custody.

The incident occurred in the outer section of the parking lot, with few other cars around. Coutee was transported to APD headquarters for interview.

There were three children present at the time of the shooting; none were injured. All three were taken to APD headquarters, where the Department of Children and Family Services were contacted to make arrangements for their care. The children were later released to the custody of family members.

Based on the information detectives learned in their investigation, Kayla Coutee was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder. She was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center and booked.

The name of the victim will be withheld for 24 hours to ensure all family members are notified. The names of the children will not be released.


ORIGINAL STORY: According to APD, a 30-year-old male victim was shot on Saturday morning at the Alexandria Walmart on Coliseum Boulevard.

EMS workers arrived and treated the victim but he was pronounced dead at the scene. A 31-year-old female was taken into custody. No names have been released at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for more information.