LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette Parish grand jury Wednesday indicted a Lafayette man who in August told police that he was across the street from his home when he saw an intruder and shot twice through a window into his home.
Marcus Johnson, 52, is charged with manslaughter in the Aug. 24 shooting death of Ramsey Demouchet, 46, of Lafayette, according to the Lafayette Parish District Attorney’s Office.
Johnson told police he shot twice more at Demouchet as the man tried to get away. Demouchet was pronounced dead in the backyard of the California Street home, Lafayette police said at the time.
Attempts Wednesday to get additional details about what happened on the day of the shooting and what police found in their investigation were unsuccessful.
Bail for Johnson was set Wednesday at $50,000. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.
Grand jurors on Wednesday also indicted two other men in separate killings.
James Vincent Jones faces a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a 43-year-old man who stopped his vehicle to give Jones a ride in June.
Jones also was charged with attempted second-degree murder for allegedly trying to kill a female passenger in the car. The passenger told police after the June 12 incident that she didn’t know why Jones fired a weapon, according to the District Attorney’s Office and police reports at the time.
Jones, 41, allegedly shot and killed 43-year-old Joseph Collins after Collins pulled his vehicle over in the 100 block of Michaud Road in Carencro to give Jones a ride, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Capt. Craig Stansbury said at the time.
Cynthia Alexander was a passenger in the front seat of Collins’ vehicle during the incident, which occurred at 2:25 p.m. Jones, of Sunset, fled on foot but was found a short while later on Legends Lane in Carencro.
If convicted, Jones faces life in prison.
On Wednesday, the grand jury also charged Noah T. Keonolom with negligent homicide in the July shooting death of 61-year-old Davis Thibodeaux, of Grand Coteau.
According to reports by Lafayette police at the time, Keonolom, 18, of Lafayette, fired several shots from inside a moving pickup on South Buchanon Street at 11 p.m. on July 16, Lafayette police said.
Thibodeaux was transported to a Lafayette hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
If convicted, Keonolom faces up to five years in prison at hard labor.