Suspect arrested in November fatal Wardville area shooting

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - An arrest has been made following an investigation into a fatal shooting near Wardville from November 10.

Christopher Ray Sykes, Jr. (RPSO)

Christopher Ray Sykes, Jr., 23 of Pineville, was arrested on November 29 and charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office and the Pineville Police Department responded on November 10 to a shooting on Orchard Loop. Witnesses said that the suspect shot at multiple people. One of the victims, Levi Trantham, 17, died as a result of his injuries from the shooting.

Sykes is currently being detained at the Rapides Parish Detention Center as bond has not been set in reference to the homicide charges. Sykes was also booked in reference to several unrelated contempt of court warrants issued through the 9th Judicial District Court.

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