PLAQUEMINE — The investigation into the fatal shooting of a 17 year old as he was allegedly trying to pull off an armed robbery on Super Bowl night has led to two arrests, Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.
Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said Reginald Dorsey, 20, was booked on counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery in the death of DeShannon Woods of Plaquemine. The 17 year old was Dorsey's accomplice in the attempted armed robbery outside at home on Castro Street Sunday night, Stassi said.
Another teenager, DeShannon Johnson, on Tuesday was booked into the parish jail on counts of obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact to armed robbery for trying to help Dorsey hide evidence in the case after Woods was killed, the sheriff says.
And the 16-year-old who actually pulled the trigger and killed Woods is facing a misdemeanor count of being a juvenile in possession of a firearm.
Stassi said the parish's first homicide of the year is particularly sad because it involved so many young people making bad decisions.
In recapping the events that lead to Sunday night's fatal shooting, Stassi said that Woods and Dorsey, 32520 Alice St., White Castle, were attempting to rob participants in a dice game that both had lost money to in earlier that night.
Stassi said the pair returned with guns about 20 minutes after leaving, hoping to take money from six or seven people who were still shooting dice on the front porch of the home.
"They probably thought it was going to be an easy mark," he said. "They didn't anticipate one of the guys there also had a firearm."
Woods was killed by the 16 year old around 7:15 p.m. Sunday while trying to collect money from everyone else in the dice game, the sheriff said. He said everyone present fled after the shooting.
Sheriff’s detectives spent two days interviewing witnesses and collecting the guns used in the incident before announcing the arrests Tuesday. One gun was found at the home in Plaquemine where the group had been shooting dice, Stassi said, while the other two were found buried in Addis.
Even though Dorsey did not fire the fatal shot, Stassi said, his participation in the robbery allows him to be booked on the murder count.
After the incident, the sheriff said, Johnson, 17, 24820 James St., got hold of the firearm Woods had used during the attempted robbery and tried to dispose of it.
"So many young lives were touched. We need to work with our children," Stassi told reporters at a press conference Tuesday. "We need to talk to our children. If we're not talking to them, somebody else will be."
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