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An Acadia Parish grand jury handed up indictments Tuesday in two violent incidents in Crowley.

Ja’Darius Daquan Simmons, 24, of Rayne, and Crystal Savoy, 39, of Crowley, were each indicted on charges of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, criminal street gang activities, solicitation of membership in a criminal street gang and solicitation for murder in the death of 17-year-old Emori Carter.

Carter died after being shot multiple times near the intersection of West 10th Street and North Western Avenue in Crowley on May 15, 2020. The shooting happened around 12:09 a.m. Medical personnel responded to the shooting but the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Deandrea Citizen, 16, of Crowley, and Azuri Willis, 17, of Opelousas, were each indicted on a count of first-degree murder in Carter’s death in March.

Keyshon Williams, 18, of Crowley, was indicted on six counts of attempted second-degree murder in a July 3 shooting that targeted four adults and a juvenile. In March, Williams was separately indicted in the shooting death of 15-year-old Vontre Phillips, along with other suspects.

Phillips died at an area hospital after police officers found him suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the 1800 block of Harry Fusilier Street on Aug. 11, 2020.


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