A Church Point man allegedly shot two people to death at a Carencro apartment unit Saturday before stealing a vehicle and leading police in a chase that ended with a crash.
Adam R. Williamson, 20, of Krotz Springs, and Dustin A. Wiltz, 20, of Scott, died of gunshot wounds suffered at the French Colony Apartment Complex, Carencro police said in a news release Sunday.
Jeremy Edwards, 20, of Church Point, was arrested and booked on the following counts:
- 2 counts of first-degree murder
- 1 count of armed robbery
- 1 count of theft of motor vehicle
- 1 count of possession of firearm by a convicted felon
- 1 count of aggravated flight
- 1 count of driving under suspension
The motive for the shooting was unclear as of Sunday night.
Edwards had been visiting friends at an apartment unit in the complex for about two hours before the shooting occurred, according to Carencro Police Chief David Anderson. There were about eight other people in the apartment unit at the time of the shooting.
For reasons yet to be determined, Edwards fired two shots inside of the apartment, which fatally struck Williamson and Wiltz, according to the police chief.
“I think he knew one of the victims,” Anderson said. “But the relationship is unknown at this time.”
After the shooting, Edwards robbed another person at the complex of their vehicle, according to police.
Carencro police responded to what was called in as a shooting at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the apartment complex at 315 Amesbury Drive.
Officers located the two victims, Williamson and Wiltz, who had been shot inside of an apartment unit. Other responding Carencro officers observed a vehicle fleeing from the scene.
Edwards, who was driving the vehicle, lost control during the police pursuit and crashed into a tree on Acorn Drive, police said. He was treated for minor to moderate injuries at a local hospital before being arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Facility.
Edwards was being held without bond as of Sunday night.
The investigation is ongoing. Edwards may face additional charges, and more arrests are possible, Anderson said.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Carencro Police Department at 337-896-6132.